Young Journalists Club | Latest news of Iran and world

News ID: 18497
Publish Date: 17:47 - 28 January 2018
TEHRAN, January 28 - Turkey started a military operation dubbed Olive Branch in Syrian Afrin on January 20 to protect its borders from, what Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called a "terrorist army", referring to the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), supported by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Addressing a congress of his ruling AK Party in the northern province of Amasya, Erdogan stated that Turkey would ensure that the Syrian refugees the country hosts could return to their homes after the border is cleared of militants.

Since the launch of the military offensive, Turkish forces had eliminated 394 Kurdish and Daesh fighters and the country's aviation has destroyed 340 targets during the operation, as the country's General Staff announced on January 27.

Meantime the Syrian SANA news agency has reported the same day that about 86 civilians had been killed and 198 others wounded, adding that the assault had caused damage to civilian infrastructure, including residential areas and archaeological sites.

Source: Sputnik

Tags
Your Comment
Name:
Email:
* Comment:
* captcha: