Turkey to Conduct New Military Operations after Syria Offensives

Turkey would be carrying out new military operations along the borders after the last two offensives made into Syria. The Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had made the remark while announcing his policy for the snap elections. Turkey had been carrying out a siege in the Afrin region of northern Syria.

The combat is against the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia who are considered to be a terrorist organization by Ankara. It is estimated that the terrorist group is also associated with the Kurdish militants and they are trying to create problems in Syria.

The Afrin campaign is the second cross-border operation carried out by Turkey during the course of the war. The first operation took place in 2017 and targeted the Islamic State and Kurdish fighters located further east than Afrin. Erdogan had stated that the operation of Turkey along the southern border to eliminate terrorists would continue until all the terrorists have been killed.

The Turkish leader had assured his supporters in Istanbul that Turkey would be adding new ones to the Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operation in order to maintain clear borders. He had stated that the terror corridor would be shattered and the Turkish soldiers are eager to start new operations. Turkey had threatened that he would send his troops against YPG to the area where the US troops are stationed.

The nation thinks that the YPG is an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party and is clearly displeased with the United States supporting the military. Ankara and Washington have agreed that the US military would be leaving the area and the issue needs to be discussed in details with the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. The Turkish President had also stated that the nation could start an operation against Kurdish militants in Baghdad and northern Iraq.

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