Turkey Increases Offensive Against Kurdish-controlled Afrin
12 March, 2018, 09:02
"Turkey's goal is not capture of the territories of the other states, but only elimination of the terrorism threat in the region".
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Managing alliances in Syria has always been a struggle for the United States, as underscored by how often two US-armed allies end up directly fighting one another.
The 50,000-strong YPG has allied with the U.S. in eradicating the Islamic State group from northern Syria and have been armed by the USA since May 2017.
She added that Turkey helped Bosnia in its times of need and continues to support the country.
The defeat of ISIS has been welcomed in many parts of Syria and Kurdish militia have staked their right to control the regions in East Syria which had a Kurdish majority population.
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On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin, northwestern Syria.
However, it remains to be seen if the US allows Turkey to continue with its offensive or intervenes to protect the force that is vital to maintaining control of huge swathes of ungoverned Syria. "Turkey will fight terrorists anywhere they operate", he added. Ankara is wary of the presence of Kurdish militants close to its borders in Syria, and has been opposed to Washington's efforts to train and arm them in the Arab country.
Earlier this week, the Pentagon announced an "operational pause" in the fight against remnants of IS in eastern Syria, admitting that Turkey's activities in Afrin affected the coalition's capabilities.
"We are advancing toward Afrin [city center]".
Several spontaneous protests have taken place across Germany, which is home to a large Turkish immigrant population, in response to advances by Turkish troops on Afrin, with just a couple of hundred meters separating them from the city, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the conflict through a network of activists on the ground. The recent UNSC resolution, which urged a 30-days Syria-wide ceasefire, has been also used to call upon Erdogan to halt the invasion.
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Air strikes started up again after the evacuation, killing nine people and injuring around 28, the Observatory said. Another man said there were 15 families in the basement who have been hiding for days.
They were later identified as Pintu Gautam, Janu Agaria, and Aloknath Agaria, all aged 30 and residents of Shiv Nagar in Boisar. Locals claim at least 22 tankers, of varying capacity between 100-200 liters, burst due to the fire in all the factories.
Charter and respect for Syria's territorial integrity. "Jarabulus was 2,000 square-kilometers and we cleared it". The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey's rights based on worldwide law, U.N.
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