Mehmet Oz visited Syria's northwestern Azaz region on Sunday and examined children there under a programme by Turkish prime minister's Disaster Relief Agency.
Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) is providing food for over 100,000 Syrians in opposition-controlled areas during the month of Ramadan. IHH also donated $35,000 to 204 Palestinians who were recently wounded by Israeli forces.
Turkey announced that it had launched Operation Olive Branch on January 20 to clear Syria's Afrin region of the YPG/PKK and Daesh, which Turkey considers a threat to its national security.
Jaish al Islam opposition group will put down heavy weapons and leave Douma town of the besieged enclave for northern Syria, according to regime media reports.
Fifty nine bodies belonging to the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army were found in a mass grave in Afrin’s recently secured Kucuk Meydan village.
Several gun repair and manufacturing shops have sprung up in Azaz city, and one particular weapon is in demand—the AK-47, locally referred to as the "Bin Laden".
Eliminating terrorists from Mount Bursaya, which has been the base for the YPG’s armories and ammunition, will help Turkey reduce the terror threat at its border and protect civilians in Syria.
Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said defeating Daesh "while bringing in other terrorist organisations will in no way benefit Syria's future."
In response to a YPG attack targeting Turkey-backed FSA, Turkish forces neutralised YPG targets in the town of Azaz in northern Syria.
The opposition-held border town is running short of medicine, food and electricity as regime forces and the YPG continue to cut off surrounding roads.
Syrian opposition fighters backed by Turkish commanders have made inroads into the Daesh-held city in recent days, as operations to liberate al-Bab gain speed.
Turkey's presidential spokesman said Turkish-backed rebels had entered the town in northern Syria. He also said Turkey would target Daesh's de facto Syrian capital, Raqqa.
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