Turkey shells Syria’s Afrin region, minister says operation has begun

Click For Larger Image & Read More
Turkey shells Syria’s Afrin region, minister...
 © CyprusMail 2018
Turkish artillery fired into Syria’s Afrin region on Friday in what Ankara said was the start of a military campaign against the Kurdish-controlled area.

The cross-border bombardment took place after days of threats from Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to crush the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in Afrin in response to what Turkey sees as growing Kurdish strength across a wide stretch of north Syria.

“The operation has actually de facto started with cross-border shelling,” Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said, adding that no troops had crossed into Afrin....


Turkey shells Syria’s Afrin region, minister says operation has begun


The contents of this article including any associated images are © CyprusMail 2018
Views & opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and/or CyprusMail .

  • Free Registration
Advertise Here

Trending Cyprus News

Article Tags: turkey, shells, syria, afrin, region, minister, operation, begun,

 

  • Free Registration
Advertise Here

24hr News