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After the Turkish troops marched in Afrin in the war in Syria will begin a new phase. It is reported Associated Press with reference to the representative of the Kurdish side.
According to officials from Afrin Othman Sheikh Issa (Issa Sheikh Othman), an attack on the city aims to clear it from the Kurdish population. According to him, after the invasion, direct confrontation escalates into a guerrilla war. “Our troops will turn into a real nightmare for them,” he promised.
According to Kurdish officials and the military, in Afrin there are still a few pockets of resistance.
Earlier, on 18 March the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the city of Afrin in Syria fully liberated by Kurdish armed groups. “Now over the Afrin wave the Turkish flag and the flag of the Syrian liberation army”, — he declared.
The siege of Afrin began in mid-March. Ankara believes the Kurdish people’s protection Units and representatives of the Kurdish party “Democratic Union” terrorists.
Turkey spends in ‘ Afrīn the operation “Olive branch” against the forces of the Kurds since January 20. Troops help the insurgents “free Syrian army” (FSA), one of the largest associations of armed groups in Syria, who are fighting with the government.
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