897 militants 'neutralized' so far in Afrin op

897 militants 'neutralized' so far in Afrin op

897 militants 'neutralized' so far in Afrin op

A mortar shell exploded near Ozer, hitting him in a leg and arm.

Meanwhile, the Turkish forces have captured Darmik mountain in northern Syria during its military operation against Kurdish forces in Syria's Afrin district, local media reported on Friday.

The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office on Sunday launched an investigation into pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) deputies Ayhan Bilgen and Nadir Yıldırım for "incitement of hatred and hostility" through their critical messages on Twitter over Turkish military operation in Afrin.

According to the YPG, it does not target civilians in Turkey.

Turkey's General Staff has sent text messages to the population of Syria's Afrin city urging to resist terrorists, Turkish media reported February 2 quoting a military source.

Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on January 20 to clear PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin in northwestern Syria.

Speaking to the American evening news broadcast PBS Newshour, on Thursday, the Turkish envoy to the United States, Serdar Kilic said Washington is making a mistake helping the PYD/PKK Kurdish militants in Syria.

The operation also aims to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and the region as well as to protect Syrians from terrorist oppression and cruelty.

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