AFRIN, Syria – Turkish President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed his hopes that Afrin city in northwest Syria will fall by this evening.
This comes following recent advances over the past week that has seen Turkish-led forces make a rapid advancement. This has now put them in a position to launch a two-pronged offensive on the city.
Erodgan launched the Olive Branch Operation, comprising of the Turkish military and their Syrian puppets, on January 20 to take on the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) who dominated the Afrin region in northwest Syria.
Ankara considers the YPG to be the Syrian branch of the Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers Party that they consider to be a terrorist organization. It is for this reason that Turkey finds it pivotal to purge the YPG from the Syria-Turkey border.
With their eventual capture of Afrin city, it is expected the rest of the region will collapse and be captured by the Turkish-led invaders.
Elsewhere in Syria an assortment of terrorist organizations have launched a new operation against the Syrian Army in northern Hama countryside dubbed as “Anger for Ghouta.” This is to exact revenge on the Syrian Army for their successes so far in East Ghouta. Full details of this can be read here.