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The Syrian town of Afrin, where Turkey continues a military operation against the Kurds, besieged. About it reports on Tuesday, March 13, the Turkish General staff.
According to him, the siege began on Monday, also established control over the strategically important follow-up areas. Indicates that, since the beginning of the operation were neutralized 3393 terrorist. As the Agency Anadolu, the units of the Turkish armed forces and groups helps them “free Syrian army” (FSA) have created a corridor for the safe evacuation of civilians from the southern parts of the city.
At the same time the representative of the Kurds told Reuters that lay siege to the city of Ankara has failed. However, free to get into town, according to him, is impossible, because the Turkish army shelled all the roads leading to it.
The Syrian centre for monitoring human rights Agency said that the besieged not only Affleck, but also the neighboring town and 90 villages. In total surrounded by the military, there are 700 thousand people.
Earlier it was reported that Afrin is sent new reinforcements to the Kurdish infantry armed with small arms. At the same time, the district left the Syrian Pro-government formation. Two days before that the Turkish air force conducted the first bombing of the Central part of the city.
Turkey spends in ‘ Afrīn the operation “Olive branch” against the forces of the Kurds since January 20. Troops help the insurgents “free Syrian army” — one of the largest associations of armed groups in Syria, who are fighting with the government. Ankara considers terrorists representatives of the Kurdish party Democratic Union (PYD) and its armed people’s protection Units (YPG).
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