BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – The Turkish military will conduct the invasion of Aleppo’s Afrin Canton against the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Turkish Minister of Defense, Nurettin Canikli stated on Friday.

“The threat level against Turkey is increasing day by day. This operation will be carried out and we will combat terrorism,” Canikli said, as quoted by the Hurriyet Daily News.

Canikli told the Turkish newspaper A Haber that Russia will withdraw its military assets from the Afrin Canton in order to avoid any potential hostilities between the two nations.

According to a recent report from Turkish state owned Anadolu News Agency, an estimated 8,000-10,000 YPG fighters are currently inside the Afrin Canton.

No date has been set for the invasion.

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Rotten_Robbie
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im fine with this. resources wasted by the enemies of the Syrian Arab Republic on one another is great.

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Will the US allow Turkey, an Islamised radical country, to wipe out the only friends the US has in that region?

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they’ve been allowing the saudis to do the same for years. also, the only freinds are the kurds? *cough* *israel* *cough*

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It is a complete deception. The only reason this dram is being staged is to get Russia and the Syrian government forces out of Afrin. All that Turkey wants is to open a supply route to its terrorists fighting the Syrian government troops in Idleb, nothing more. The YPG is just an excuse. Russia should not again be so stupid as to fall to this trap.