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Turkey: Troops prep for ground operation into Syria's Afrin01:49

Turkey: Troops prep for ground operation into Syria's Afrin

Turkey, Hassa
January 22, 2018 at 14:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Troops and armoured personnel carriers were seen amassing on the Turkish/Syria border near Hassa in Hatay province on Monday.The convoy's movements come on the third day of Turkey's assault on the Kurdish-held province of Afrin in northern Syria.On Saturday, the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the launch of the military operation dubbed 'Olive Branch'.The President also declared that the next target for Turkish forces would be Syria's Manbij.Turkey views the Kurdish YPG militia, which is active in northern Syria, as an extension of the banned militant group the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Turkey: Troops prep for ground operation into Syria's Afrin01:49
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Troops and armoured personnel carriers were seen amassing on the Turkish/Syria border near Hassa in Hatay province on Monday.The convoy's movements come on the third day of Turkey's assault on the Kurdish-held province of Afrin in northern Syria.On Saturday, the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the launch of the military operation dubbed 'Olive Branch'.The President also declared that the next target for Turkish forces would be Syria's Manbij.Turkey views the Kurdish YPG militia, which is active in northern Syria, as an extension of the banned militant group the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

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