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.
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Turkey's military says air strikes were carried out in northern Iraq's Hakurk and Zap regions.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Turkish warplanes struck pro-Syrian regime militants in Afrin, killing at least 36.
The Turkish General Staff says another 13 soldiers were wounded on Thursday during the ongoing military operation in northern Syria. Nine terrorists were also neutralised in the operation dubbed Olive Branch.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says if regime forces enter the Afrin region to protect the PKK-linked YPG group, then nothing can stop the Turkish army's advance there.
Despite being under threat of YPG rockets, locals in Turkish border towns want the fight against the terror group to continue.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his American counterpart Donald Trump that the US aid to the YPG in the region should end as soon as possible.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan states that when the Operation Olive Branch is concluded successfully, it will enable 3.5 million Syrians in Turkey to return to their homes safely.
The skirmishes come as the Turkish Armed Forces prepares to launch a cross-border operation into Syria's Afrin to rid the enclave of PKK-linked YPG.
Critical of a US decision to create a 30,000 strong army led by the YPG, Turkey's president and a senior military leader have made it clear that terror groups cannot operate along its border and that NATO must take a stand.
The armed forces confirmed they had begun a reconnaissance mission in Syria's Idlib province on Sunday.
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