Turkey sends ISIL terrorists to Afrin

(MENAFN) Turkey's intelligence service has sent the ISIL terrorists who have earlier been imprisoned in Gaziantep, Calis and Hatay jails to Afrin, the Kurdish-language Hawar news reported on Thursday.

The report said that a large number of ISIL members who had been detained by the Turkish police while fleeing from Raqqa to Turkey have now been transmitted to Afrin in the form of 10-strong groups in return for monthly salaries.

Hawar news also revealed that nearly 400 Turkamani terrorists have been sent by Ankara to the battlegrounds in Afrin, especially in Jandaris, Rajou and Bolboleh regions.

Turkish media sources unveiled on Monday that Ankara intends to expand its military operations against the Kurdish fighters as it has dispatched Special Forces to Afrin in Aleppo province.

"The Turkish police's gendarmerie and special forces arrived in Afrin in Northern Syria via Heseh border crossing in Hatay province and Gol Baba in Kilis province," the Turkish media reported.

In January 2018, Turkey launched an offensive called "Olive Branch" on Syria's Afrin Kurds-majority, on the pretext of protecting its boarders from the People's Protection Units (YPG) which Ankara views as "terrorists."


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