Turkey will deliver Afrin to its true owners, says Erdoğan

Turkey finds proof of YPG  PKK using children for terror

"Now our objective is Afrin".

"The forces of Erdogan's Turkish army. are 10 to 15km away from it [Afrin]", Nouri Mahmoud said.

"The operations in Afrin will continue until this swamp of terror is dried", Erdogan warned.

Turkey launched its air and ground assault on Afrin, dubbed Operation Olive Branch, in January to drive out the YPG, which it sees as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that has waged an insurgency on Turkish soil since 1984.

Ankara said it might also extend its aggression further east to Manbij unless the PYD/PKK leaves the strategically located city.

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"By May, the operation in Afrin will come to an end", Çavuşoğlu is quoted as saying by Turkish media. Ankara is wary of the presence of Kurdish militants close to its borders in Syria, and has been opposed to Washington's efforts to train and arm them in the Arab country.

The US forces in Manbij have recently resisted Turkey's calls for them to leave the area. "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. A total of 3,171 have been neutralized.

Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" to imply the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

The Turkish operation in Afrin will be completed by May, after which the military may look to move into Iraq, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced yesterday, according to state news agency TRT World.

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. Where there are terrorists, we'll be there, he added.

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