February 28, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has announced that its forces and Syrian proxy allies have taken the entirety of the Afrin-Turkey border, putting them in prime position to besiege Afrin city.
“We leave behind the 39th day in our ‘Operation Olive Branch.’ Our soldiers continue to carry out the operation from land and air with utmost determination. Afrin has been surrounded by a crescent-like shape,” Yildirim said Tuesday, as quoted by Hurriyet Daily News.
He then went onto explain that their operation against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) continues and that the Turkish police and forest guards has been ensuring order in the areas under the Turkish forces’ control.
Ankara has been carrying out the operation dubbed Olive Branch since January 20 and has been making slow progress against the YPG.