Turkish post office serves freed Syria city

Turkish post office serves freed Syria city

Turkey's state-run news agency said meanwhile that Turkish troops and allied Syrian opposition forces had entered the town of Jinderes, in the enclave's southwest, where they were engaged in street clashes with Syrian Kurdish forces.

Turkish troops launched an offensive on January 20 in Afrin in northwestern Syria amid growing threats posed from the region to Turkey. The operation, which concluded in March 2017, was meant to clear terrorists from areas of Syria bordering Turkey. "We are removing the last remaining obstacles standing before our besieging of Afrin city centre", he said, adding there was still about six kilometres (3.7 miles) to go to reach Afrin from the outskirts of Jinderes.

The United States, which has infuriated Turkey with its support for the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said Turkey's offensive on Afrin has diverted attention from the fight against Islamic State.

Turkey has repeatedly called on the U.S. to stop working with the YPG.

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The word "neutralised" is used to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured. "Approximately 850 square kilometers are under our control during the Afrin operation, and our aim is to clear 2,000 square kilometers from terrorists", he added.

Turkey sees the YPG as the Syrian branch of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which has battled the Turkish state in an over three decade long insurgency.

Four kilometers separate the Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebels from the northeastern rim of Afrin city and 6 km from its northern border, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

In August 2016, Turkey began a unilateral military intervention in northern Syria, code-named Operation Euphrates Shield, sending tanks and warplanes across the border.

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