As the country marks the sixth anniversary of the cross-border operation, here's a quick summary of the gains Turkish armed forces made against Daesh and the YPG/PKK in northeastern Syria.
The terrorists were planning an attack on the "peace and security" of the Operation Euphrates Shield zone, Turkish National Defense Ministry said.
Children are among the fatalities in the strike, which targeted a part of Al Bab with heavy civilian presence.
The US and the YPG, the PKK terror group’s Syrian wing, have an open relationship, but long before the YPG’s emergence, the Centcom refused to go against the terror group during the invasion of Iraq.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to completely eliminate terror groups in northern Syria at an event at Ataturk Airport marking the 569th anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul.
The Turkish operation preparations continue as Ankara clearly demands from Finland and Sweden, the Nordic states, to cut their ties with the PKK, a terror group.
PKK leaders endorse links with the YPG. Yet Washington continues to work with the Syria-based terror outfit.
The US Treasury department’s recent decision to lift sanctions in areas, where the Assad regime has no real control, will largely benefit the YPG/PKK terrorist group, according to experts.
Expect more Turkish operations taking place simultaneously in Iraq and Syria.
The US president can do much more than talk to persuade Putin to allow humanitarian aid into Syria.
Brussels has become adept at using international laws to justify its inaction in much-needed conflict contexts like Syria.
The YPG terror group, which is the Syrian branch of PKK, orchestrated 192 car bombings in the war-torn country between 2018 and 2021, killing a total of 372 people and wounding 1,287 others.
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