Pro-Turkish Kurds to join Ankara's military operation in Afrin

Pro-Turkish Kurds to join Ankara's military operation in Afrin

The 'Kurds Falcons' brigade, formed by 'Hamzi Division' members from the Syrian Free Army, will join the Olive Branch operation in Syrian Afrin today, Turkish media reported.

According to the Anadolu news agency, the brigade will include 400 Kurds and 200 Arabs who have completed special forces training. They will take part in the siege of the city of Afrin and will assist the Turkish armed forces.

The commander of the group Hasan Abdullah Culli said that it consists of Kurds, inhabiting the Syrian region of Aazaz, and its purpose is to "release the Afrin population from the terrorists of the Workers' Party of Kurdistan (PKK)."

Since January 20, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Turkey has been conducting the Olive Branch operation against the formation of Kurds in Syrian Afrin.

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