Turkish military and Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces on Thursday liberated three more villages from YPG/PKK-Daesh terrorists as part of their ongoing operation in Afrin, northwestern Syria. Anadolu Agency reported.
The village of Tal Dilor in Jinderes, southwest Afrin was cleared of terrorists, and the villages of Ali Raju and Miqdad in Bulbul, northern Afrin, were also liberated.
Since the launch of the operation on Jan. 20, the Turkish military and the Free Syrian Army liberated 94 targets, including one district center, 66 villages, 20 important mountains and hills, and one YPG/PKK-Daesh base.
The Turkish forces launched Operation Olive Branch to push YPG/PKK-Daesh terrorists from Afrin.
According to Turkish officials, the operation ‘Operation Olive Branch’ is being carried out following the framework of Turkey’s rights based on international law, United Nations Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the UN charter and respect for Syria’s territorial integrity.