Turkey is looking to launch a military operation in Manbij, a strategically important city in northern Syria. Washington has voiced concern about the safety of US troops in Manbij amid Turkey's ongoing border security mission.
As the Turkish military moves forward with Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin region, more examples of children being forced onto the frontline of the war have been discovered.
Local sources say the shell targeted a market in Azaz town of Aleppo, injuring eight civilians and one civil defence member of the White Helmets, a Syrian rescue group.
Many countries have showed support for the Turkey's military operation in Syria's Afrin region, but some have expressed concerns. Turkey says those concerns are misplaced.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the Afrin region in Syria would be handed over to Syrians once it was cleared from terrorists through Operation Olive Branch.
Turkish Armed Forces capture strategic Bursaya mountain in northern Syria’s Afrin. The YPG/PKK have used the mountain previously to launch mortar shells and missiles into Kilis in Turkey and Azaz in Syria, Anadolu Agency reports.
Turkey started a military operation on Saturday in Syria’s Afrin to eradicate the YPG from its borders, as it sees the terror group a threat to its national security. The diplomatic traffic began days ago, and intensified after the operation began.
Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu says military operation to Afrin may expand to Manbij and east of Euphrates River.
Turkey’s President Erdogan said the US formation of a 30,000 YPG militants on its border with Syria would be dealt with and the country’s armed forces were ready to start operations.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will resume its military operation in Syria's Afrin and Manbij regions to breach YPG-controlled areas and secure its borders against terror groups.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan points to a potential future mission in Syria's Afrin region, which is controlled by the YPG.
Turkey is in discussions with Russia on a possible operation east of Afrin. The real aim is to have direct access to Idlib, before Ankara and Moscow's upcoming joint operation in the city.
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