PYD/YPG terrorists leave settlements in northern Syria

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency ) Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 20

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PYD/YPG terrorists are leaving Qamishli city bordering Turkish Mardin province in northern Syria, Turkish media reported referring to a source in the Turkish military intelligence.

Terrorists group can be seen leaving the city during the last two days, the media added.

On Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria.

Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced that about 8,000—10,000 PYD/YPG terrorists are supposed to be hiding in Afrin, Syria.

Turkey began drawing its military to the Syrian border from the late June, 2017. The forces were being concentrated in Turkish Kilis province bordering the Syrian territory controlled by YPG/PYD.

On Aug. 24, 2016, Turkish Armed Forces, with the support of the Syrian opposition, launched the Euphrates Shield operation against the IS militants and liberated the city of Jarabulus as well as the city of Al-Bab in northern Syria.


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