Erdogan vows to expand military operation from Afrin to Manbij

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan confirmed that his country will continue to abort what he called “the conspiracies on its border with Syria” starting with the area of Manbij.

Erdogan pointed out that the organization of the Kurdish units and protection units are two sides of the same coin, and that external parties control them, and exploit them as needed.


Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson proposed the establishment of a security zone inside Syria at a depth of 30 kilometers.

This comes as the Turkish military operations continue in Afrin, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the return of the Turkish aerial bombardment north of Aleppo province.

The attacks targeted areas in the town of Jendiris and Rajo district, and other places in the countryside of Afrin.

Fighting continues between Kurdish factions and Turkish forces supported by the Free Army factions on the north-west axis of Afrin and the mountain of Mount Semaan in the south.

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