World Bulletin / News Desk
This latest victory follows Tuesday’s liberation of the villages of Khalil, Sati Ushaghi, and al-Qana, and brings to 25 the areas liberated as of day 12 of Operation Olive Branch, launched on Jan. 20 to clear PYD/PKK and ISIL terrorists from Afrin in northwestern Syria.
According to the Turkish General Staff, Operation Olive Branch aims to establish security and stability along Turkish borders and the region as well as protect Syrians from terrorist oppression and cruelty.
The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey’s rights based on international law, UN Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the UN Charter, and respect for Syria's territorial integrity.
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