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Turkey conducts air strikes on Syria's Afrin occupied by PYD/PKK

TURKEY CONDUCTS AIR STRIKES ON SYRIAS AFRIN OCCUPIED BY PYD/PKK

Turkey have begun an aerial offensive against the PYD/PKK-held enclave of Afrin in northwestern Syria after Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army troops entered occupied areas.

Turkish jets on Sunday destroyed observation posts and many other targets of PYD/PKK terrorists in Afrin, Syria.

The strikes were reported after Turkish jets had been heard flying in southern Hatay province's Reyhanlı and Kırıkhan districts near Syrian border.

Explosions were also heard in Turkish side of border from Afrin after the jets crossed Turkey-Syria border.

Following Turkish Armed Forces' artillery shootings targeting terror zones, Free Syrian Army (FSA) members have also entered Afrin via armored vehicles from Kilis-Hatay border zone.

The FSA fighters did not face any resistance when they entered Afrin.

Turkish military units are already deployed in Afrin, a district of Aleppo near the Turkish-Syria border, which is under siege by the PYD/PKK terrorist organization.

The PYD/PKK is the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terrorist group, which has been designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.

Since the mid-1980s, the PKK has waged a wide-ranging terror campaign against the Turkish state in which an estimated 40,000 people have been killed.

More than 1,200 security personnel have been martyred since July 2015 when the group resumed its armed campaign against the Turkish state following a fragile cease-fire.

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