BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – The Russian military has withdrawn from the Afrin Canton in northwestern Aleppo, government sources reported this afternoon.

The Russian troops left their posts near the Mennagh Airport prior to the Turkish Air Force’s heavy bombardment of this area near the Afrin Canton.

With the Russian withdrawal, the Turkish military now has the green light to launch their long-awaited offensive to kick out the People’s Protection Units (YPG) from the Afrin Canton.

The Turkish Air Force is currently bombarding several areas in the Afrin Canton, including many densely populated towns.

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ziad
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this sounds like fake news ,even the name of the writer has changed ,there is no way turkey air force is inside syrian space without being shot down and no way russia would withdraw and allow this ,just earlier they said there was fake news about them withdrawing

Qadsiya
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Well believe it. Russia did withdraw, and Turkey has launched it’s attacks. Live footage can be seen online. America and Russia do know that Turkey has a military as powerful as theirs. This fight shouldn’t last very long.

Human
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I do hope so. The whole World (US, Rossija, Syrians, Peshmerga, …) is BETRAYING MANKIND siding wuth MERDogan GENOCIDALS. Why Trump and Putin di not throw MERDogan and ITS GENOCIDALS to Hell?