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Media: the Turkish army begins the assault on the outskirts of Afrin

Turkish media reports that the Syrian border enclave of Afrin are moved by an elite unit of the police and gendarmerie. They will take part in the battles for settlements Gingeras and Rajo – suburb of Afrin.

Following this is scheduled to begin operation on capture of the Afrin. Attempt to take it outright failed, for the Turkish army came as a surprise to the hundreds laid on the outskirts of the city of roadside bombs and tunnels used by Kurdish militants.

Failures made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reshuffle the command staff. Instead of the ground troops were again more intense use of the air force. The press service of the armed forces argues that since the beginning of operation neutralized 2.222 Kurdish terrorist.

The aim of the operation «Olive branch» was announced the creation of 30-kilometer security zone all along the border with Syria. However, over the 40 days of the operation, the Turkish army managed to establish control over the territory, not to exceed 420 square kilometers.

Media: the Turkish army begins the assault on the outskirts of Afrin 01.03.2018

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