Turkey says whoever helps Kurd militia in Syria is 'legitimate target'

22 February, 2018, 01:21 | Author: Charlene Valdez
  • 39;PYD YPG PKK arms of same organization'

Turning to a question about Turkey's ongoing military operation in Syria, Nauert emphasized that the U.S.is not equipping anyone in Afrin and US forces are not operating there.

Their arrival raises the spectre of wider escalation on Syria's northern battlefront, where the Syrian army, allied Iran-linked militias, Kurdish forces, rebels, Turkish troops, and Russian and American forces are all contending.

A Kurdish fighter evacuating following Turkish artillery bombardment near the Afrin crossing in the northern Syrian region, after Syrian pro-government forces entered the region.

Paramilitary forces aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad arrived in Afrin on Tuesday.

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Kalin also denied that pro-Damascus forces crossed into the Afrin region.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on the eve that Syrian militias withdrew from Afrin after being attacked by Turkish troops, however images of Syrian television showed the popular militias inside the city.

"Unfortunately, these kinds of terror organisations take wrong steps with the decisions they take".

Anthony Skinner, a director at United Kingdom -based forecasting company Verisk Maplecroft, said "it looks like Syria's incursion is part of Moscow's game plan - to force Damascus and Ankara to negotiate". The PKK was formed in the late 1970s at a time when the Turkish government banned Kurdish language and culture. Turkey began its assault last month to drive out the YPG, which it deems a security threat along its border akin to the Kurdish PKK insurgency on its own soil.

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Reuters reports Turkish forces have reached several kilometers into Syria, but the YPG still holds most of Afrin including its central town.

Turkish troops entered Syria on January 20 to expel Kurdish YPG fighters from the border area, viewing them as an extension of the Kurdish PKK separatist group that Turkey has fought for decades.

There are no official records of the death toll Turkey's military offensive has produced, but the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported 205 Istanbul-backed FSA fighters and 39 Turkish soldiers, as well as at least 219 YPG members and 112 civilian deaths, have been killed.

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