TURKISH WAR PLANES DESTROY AMMUNITION DEPOT IN NORTHERN SYRIA
ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish war planes destroyed an ammunition depot in Syria’s northern border town of Jarablus, on Saturday, military sources said.
The air strikes have struck the People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants, and were launched at 10 a.m. local time (0700 GMT) eight kilometres south of Jarablus, according to reports.
Meanwhile, six more Turkish tanks enter Syria from the south-eastern Turkish province of Gaziantep, early Saturday, local media reported.
The Turkish military has entered Syrian town of Jarablus as part of the “Euphrates Shield” operation, which reportedly aims at sweeping the Daesh militants off the border and prevent gains by Kurdish militia fighters, in northern Syria.
The YPG, a part of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance, has been a partner in the U.S.-led campaign against the Daesh in Syria.
Ankara has frequently voiced its concern over the YPG’s activity along the Turkish border and has been rigid in its stance in not allowing the Democratic Union Party (PYD) militant group, to found any kind of de facto Kurdish state in northern Syria.
Turkish government claims the PYD and its military wing YPG have close connections with the PKK, including sending militant and ammunition through underground tunnels.
Source: Nam News Networkhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/turkish-war-planes-destroy-ammunition-depot-in-northern-syria/General