Turkey is ready to launch assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria “in the coming days.”
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, disclosed this on Sunday saying operation in opposition to the Afrin enclave is aimed toward “purging terror” from his nation’s southern border.
Afrin is managed by a Kurdish militia referred to as the YPG, which Turkey views as a terror group and an extension of the Kurdish insurgency raging in its southeast.
Erdogan stated the brand new operation could be an extension of Turkey’s 2016 incursion into northern Syria, which was aimed toward combating the Islamic State group and stemming the advance of U.S.-backed Kurdish forces.
Turkish troops are stationed in rebel-held territory on either side of Afrin.