Turkish Armed Forces bombed a convoy of more than 30 vehicles belonging to terrorist groups on Thursday during Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s northwestern town of Afrin.

A photo taken in Turkey's Hatay province shows Turkish Armed Forces' T-122 Sakarya multiple launch-rocket system being fired at a PKK/YPG and Daesh convoy on February 22, 2018.
A photo taken in Turkey's Hatay province shows Turkish Armed Forces' T-122 Sakarya multiple launch-rocket system being fired at a PKK/YPG and Daesh convoy on February 22, 2018. (AA)

The Turkish Armed Forces bombed a convoy of more than 30 vehicles belonging to the PKK/YPG and Daesh terrorist groups on Thursday during Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s northwestern town of Afrin, according to a statement by the Turkish General Staff.

The statement added that the convoy was carrying ammunition and weapons to the terrorists and was intercepted about 15 kilometres southeast of Afrin.

This image captured from a camera footage provided by Turkish Armed Forces , released on Friday, shows a PKK/YPG and Deash vehicle convoy that was hit during Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin on February 22, 2018.
This image captured from a camera footage provided by Turkish Armed Forces , released on Friday, shows a PKK/YPG and Deash vehicle convoy that was hit during Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin on February 22, 2018. (AA)

“Only the convoy belonging to PKK/YPG and Daesh terrorist groups was targeted during the operation, and utmost importance was given to not harm any civilians,” it stated.

On January 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists from the Afrin region.

According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey’s borders and the region as well as protect Syrians from oppression and cruelty of terrorists.

Source: AA