Turkey, Middle East

Turkish army hits 30-40 vehicle terror convoy in Afrin

Smoke can be seen rising in video shared on YouTube after Turkish Armed Forces strike convoy

Sibel Uğurlu   | 23.02.2018
Turkish army hits 30-40 vehicle terror convoy in Afrin

Ankara

By Sinan Uslu

ANKARA

The Turkish Armed Forces bombed a convoy of 30-40 vehicles belonging to the PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terrorist groups Thursday during Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s northwestern town of Afrin.

In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said the convoy was intercepted about 15 kilometers southeast of Afrin.

It was carrying ammunition and weapons to the terrorists, the statement said.

“Only the convoy belonging to PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terrorist groups was targeted during the operation, and utmost importance was given to not harm any civilians,” it added.

A video showing the Turkish army striking the terrorist convoy was posted on YouTube in which heavy smoke can be seen after the targets were hit.

On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear YPG/PKK-Daesh terrorists from Afrin.

According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey’s borders and the region as well as protect Syrians from oppression and cruelty of terrorists.

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