Turkey has begun a land operation on the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), with troops entering Syrian soil at 11:05 a.m. on Jan. 21, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım told a group of journalists.
The operation, which came hours after a major air strike on the YPG on Jan. 20, will consist of four phases to create a secure zone with a 30-kilometer depth, he said.
“There are around 8,000 to 10,000 terrorists in Afrin,” Yıldırım said.
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