Ankara: Turkish army kills 557 terrorists in Afrin

 Ankara: Turkish army kills 557 terrorists in Afrin

A total of 557 terrorists have been killed since the beginning of Operation Olive Branch in northwestern Afrin region of Syria, Turkish General Staff said in a statement.

According to a statement, the army killed 73 PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and ISIS terrorists alone on January 28.

The statement said that 13 Turkish jets safely returned to their bases after destroying 20 targets - used as weapon pits, shelters, and ammunition depots by the PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and ISIS terrorist groups.

It added two Turkish soldiers were wounded with no life threatening injuries in Sunday’s clashes with terrorists.

According to the statement, a member of the Free Syrian Army was also martyred and four others sustained injuries.

It added that the Operation Olive Branch is "successfully continuing as planned, Anadolu Agency reported.

The military asserted that it was showing utmost care in order not to harm any civilians during the operation.

On January 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin.