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Syria slams Turkey’s ‘brutal aggression’ on Afrin

Saturday 20/January/2018 - 09:53 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmed Mohsin
The Syrian government has condemned the “brutal Turkish aggression” against the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin، rejecting Ankara’s claim about having informed Damascus of the operation، PressTV reported.

Damascus "strongly condemns the brutal Turkish aggression on Afrin، which is an inseparable part of Syrian territory،" state-run news agency SANA cited a Syrian foreign ministry source as saying on Saturday.

Earlier in the day، Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the 24 TV broadcaster that Ankara was informing the Syrian government "in writing" on the Afrin assault.

Russia has voiced concern about a Turkish military operationin Afrin region، calling on the sides to exercise restraint.

Turkey has been re-mobilizing troops and tanks at its southern border، targeting US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria since Friday.

The Turkish army has pledged to “eradicate” the “threat” from the Kurdish fighters in its ground operation in Afrin.

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