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Turkish forces continue to clear mines in Afrin

95 mines and handmade explosives cleared since Afrin was liberated on March 18

28.03.2018
Turkish forces continue to clear mines in Afrin Turkish soldiers conduct search works for explosive ordnances, including improvised explosive devices and mines with a sniffer dog named as leylak after Turkish Armed Forces and Free Syrian Army (FSA) took complete control of northwestern Syria's Afrin within the "Operation Olive Branch", on March 26, 2018. ( Emin Sansar - Anadolu Agency )

ANKARA

Turkish forces continue to clear recently liberated areas in Afrin, in northwestern Syria, of mines left behind by YPG/PKK terrorists.

A total of 95 mines and handmade explosives have been destroyed since Afrin was liberated from the YPG/PKK terrorist group on March 18, the General Staff said in a statement on Wednesday.

The Turkish Army is providing the means for civilians to return to their homes safely, the statement added.

Reporting by Mehmet Tosun; Writing by Sibel Ugurlu

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