Turkey hits YPG positions east of Euphrates in Syria

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Monday 29 October 2018 | 0:21 AM Damascus Time

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  • Turkey hits YPG positions east of Euphrates in Syria

    Baladi News - Journals

    The Turkish military yesterday targeted the People's Protection Units (YPG) positions east of the Euphrates River in Syria with artillery shells.

    The bombardment targeted the Zor Magar area to the west of northern Syria's Ayn al-Arab region and was aimed at preventing "terrorist activities," including the construction of trenches and barricades by the YPG, according to Turkish newspaper.

    The operation came following YPG attacks on Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions in Marea town in northern Aleppo yesterday, the newspaper wrote, leaving three people dead and five wounded.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reiterated Turkey's intention to clear northern Syria, both east and west of the Euphrates River, of YPG on Saturday during the quartet meeting on Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron.

    Source: Daily Sabah

     

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