Turkish casualties mount up as they make little progress against the Kurdish YPG in Syria’s Afrin

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February 8, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

AFRIN, Syria – Turkish Armed Forces casualties are beginning to mountain as two Turkish soldiers were killed in action and another 11 soldiers wounded yesterday.

The casualties came from a Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) anti-tank missile and mortar attack as battles rage on in the Afrin canton of northwest Syria.

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This brings the total of Turkish soldiers killed to 18, with 73 wounded in battles against the YPG since the Turkish-led “Olive Branch Operation” was launched on January 20. 

Olive Branch was launched so that Turkish-led forces, including their Syrian proxies, could remove the YPG from the Syria-Turkey border as Ankara considers the militia to be a terrorist organization.

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