Published: Fri, March 02, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Turkey Sends Special Forces for Next Stage of Afrin Aggression

Turkey Sends Special Forces for Next Stage of Afrin Aggression

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday spoke over the phone with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and discussed bilateral relations and the latest developments in Syria.

"The entrance of the special forces is in preparation for the new battle that is approaching", Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag told NTV broadcaster, according to Reuters.

Turkey launched a military offensive last month in Syria's Afrin region against the Kurdish YPG militia, the PYD's armed affiliate, which it deems a menace on its border. The Syrian legitimate government has condemned the offensive and entered Afrin to confront Turkish terrorism.

Their main task will be to fight possible infiltrations of Kurdish YPG militants in villages that have already passed into Turkish control, and to participate in the siege on Afrin's urban centre, local media said.

In a statement on Twitter, Czech police said a 67-year-old man had been arrested in Prague at the request of the Turkish Interpol, but did not give a name for the suspect. "The decision will not impact our Olive Branch operation.in the Afrin region". "No serious condemnation neither for world powers, nor worldwide community at large followed except from the unanimously approved resolution by the UN Security Council calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria", Safrastyan said.

The cessation of hostilities does not apply to military operations against Islamic State, al Qaeda and groups associated with them or other groups designated as terrorist organisations by the Security Council.

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