Erdogan: We hope to encircle city of Afrin and to enter it this evening

تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة رند رسلان | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 14 مارس، 2018 2:42:11 م خبر عسكري معركة عفرين

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On Wednesday, the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, said that he hopes to surround the town of Afrin (43 kilometers north of Aleppo), Northern Syria, and that the forces participating in the Olive Branch Operation will begin entering on Wednesday-evening. He added that they are taking extra precautions to ensure civilians get out.

Erdogan said during a meeting with representatives of the Mukhtar at the presidential compound in the Turkish capital of Ankara, that he hopes that Olive Branch Forces will be able to enter the city of Afrin on Wednesday-evening at the latest.

Erdogan added that the Olive Branch Operation is taking all precautions to evacuate civilians from Afrin, by vehicles and through a special corridor, after having neutralized around 3500 terrorists and gained control of approximately 1300 square kilometers of land during 54 days of military operations.

Yesterday, the Turkish Staff announced imposing a siege on the city of Afrin after gaining control of important sites and areas. Local activists denied the complete siege of the city, pointing out that about 6 kilometers away, as the advancing Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions from the eastern and western sides of the city of Afrin separated them.

The FSA factions advanced on several axes in the area of Afrin, in the military operation where they gained control of the entire border between the region of Afrin and Turkey. The FSA continues to advance in gaining control over the centers of four new areas are Rajo, Sheikh Hadid, Sharan and Jandiers, after previously gaining control of the center of the town of Bulbul.

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تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة رند رسلان | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 14 مارس، 2018 2:42:11 م خبر عسكري معركة عفرين
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