BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Turkish General Staff announced on Saturday that their forced had ‘neutralized’ at least 1,141 fighters from the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Islamic State (ISIS) since the start of Operation Olive Branch on January 20th.
Of the 1,141 fighters killed, 79 YPG were allegedly killed last night, when the Turkish Air Force heavily bombarded the Afrin region of Aleppo.
In addition to killing 79 YPG fighters, the Turkish General Staff claimed that 36 YPG targets were also destroyed during last night’s attack on Afrin.
Despite the claims by the Turkish military, there are actually no known Islamic State militants currently active inside the Afrin region.
The YPG has long fought the Islamic State in northern Syria and considers them a terrorist group.