Over 1,700 Kurdish Fighters Killed, Captured in Turkish Military Operation in Northern Syria

TEHRAN (FNA) – A sum of 1,715 Kurdish gunmen have thus far been killed or held captive in the Turkish army forces’ operation in Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo, the Turkish Army General Staff said in its latest statement on Tuesday.

The statement said that the Turkish army men and Ankara-backed militants continued Operation Olive Branch against the Kurds in Afrin, adding that a sum of 1,715 Kurdish fighters have been killed or captured in the operation that started on January 20.

In a relevant development on Monday, a media outlet reported that a number of Turkish Army men and Ankara-backed militants have been killed and wounded in clashes with the Kurdish fighters in Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo.

The Kurdish-language Hawar news reported that the Kurdish gunmen engaged in heavy fighting with the Ankara-backed militants in the village of Balilka in Rajou region, killing seven militants.

It added that the Turkish Air Force pounded Kurdish fighters’ positions in Rajou after the Kurds’ offensive.

Source: Fars News Agency

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.