Syrian army to enter Afrin under deal with Kurdish forces


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.

The Kurdish YPG and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights both reported chemical use in the attack, and Syria's state media quoted an unnamed Afrin doctor as saying six people were sickened by exposure.

Since January 20, Turkey has carried out operation of olive branch, with support of Syrian rebel groups, against Syrian Kurdish militias that Ankara considers to be terrorists because of its links with Kurdistan Workers ' Party, Kurdish guerrillas Present in Turkey.

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As the Turkish news agency reads, by the phrase "terror group" Onhon means the PKK and its Syrian branches, all of which are considered of terrorist nature and are listed as such, not only by Turkey, but by the USA and the European Union, too.

"We can cooperate with any side that lends us a helping hand in light of the barbaric crimes and the global silence", Jia Kurd said Sunday, according to Reuters.

He also noted that the accord was purely military, and did not include any political arrangements.

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A source familiar with the situation told Sputnik that the Syrian Armed Forces would enter the territory near the border with Turkey in the district of Afrin in the next few days.

Since the star of Syria's conflict in 2011, the YPG and its allies have set up three autonomous cantons in the north, including in Afrin.

A Kurdish political official familiar with the deal on Afrin said on Sunday that it was possible Russian Federation would object to the agreement as complicating its own diplomatic efforts with Turkey.

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