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Erdogan: Afrin town to be captured today

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he hoped Turkey’s military and its rebel allies would completely capture the northern Syrian town of Afrin by this evening. Speaking to local administrators in …

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 Turkish forces 'encircle' Syria's Afrin

Turkey's military has surrounded the Kurdish-held city of Afrin in northern Syria, the Turkish General Staff said. A statement said troops and allied Syrian rebels had also captured "critically important areas," BBC …

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Turkish forces reach outskirts of Afrin town

Turkish forces have reached the outskirts of the town of Afrin after a weeks-long campaign against a Kurdish militia in northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitoring group said on Saturday, Reuters reports.  …

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 NATO intends to restrict Turkey's Olive Branch

NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller said that Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch in Afrin should be restricted in point of time and scope. "Turkey should remember this alliance’s …

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Erdogan reports on killed in Afrin operation

A total of 2872 terrorists have been "neutralized" since the start of Operation Olive Branch in Syria's northwestern Afrin region, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. "So far, 700 …

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 Turkish military claims Shaykh al-Hadid district

The Turkish military and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have advanced on the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants in Syria’s Afrin district, claiming several strategic points, including a town center and at least five …

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Erdoğan: We have no trouble with Russia on Afrin

Turkey has vowed retaliatory military action against the People’s Protection Units (YPG) after eight Turkish troops were killed in an ambush in northern Syria’s Afrin district late on March 1, with President Recep Tayyip …

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Turkey reports on killed in Afrin operation

Turkey's Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said 41 Turkish soldiers and 116 allied Syrian opposition force members have been killed so far in the cross-border offensive in the northwest Syrian enclave of Afrin. …

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Ankara kills 2222 terrorists in Afrin operation

At least 2222 terrorists have been killed in Operation Olive Branch since it was launched in northwestern Syria's Afrin, the Turkish military said. Meanwhile, Turkish and Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces liberated another village from …

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Turkey detains protesters against Afrin operation

Turkey's policy have detained 845 people for the participation in protests and an Internet campaign against Ankara's operation in Syria's district of Afrin since its start, the Turkish Interior Ministry said in a statement. …

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One Turkish soldier killed in Syria’s Afrin

A Turkish soldier was killed on Feb. 25 in Syria’s northwestern district of Afrin as the Turkish-led “Operation Olive Branch” continues in the region, the military said, Hurriyet Daily News reports. The soldier …

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