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Turkey hasn't yet completed operation in Syria's Afrin: Erdogan

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency ) Baku, Azerbaijan, May 4

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkish Armed Forces have not yet completed the military operation in Syria's Afrin, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, Turkish media reported May 4.

Erdogan noted that at present the main work of the Turkish Armed Forces is to clean up settlements from anti-personnel and anti-tank mines.

The head of state noted that further steps to clean up the northern areas of Syria from terrorists and, in particular, the expected military operation in Manbij will be discussed in the US between the Turkish Foreign Minister and the US Secretary of State.

On January 20, the Turkish Armed Forces launched a joint military operation, titled Operation Olive Branch, together with the Free Syrian Army in the Syrian region of Afrin.

Units of the Turkish Armed Forces on August 24, 2016 began operation titled Shield of the Euphrates against the militants of the "Islamic State", and with the support of the Syrian opposition took the border town of Jarabulus in northern Syria, as well as the city of Al-Bab.


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