Turkish forces intensified artillery attacks in Afrin

According to Mikrofonnews Agency (MHA), Turkish forces intensified artillery attacks targeting positions  of PYD/PKK in Afrin with artillery on Wednesday as the Operation Olive Branch is underway in north-west of Syria.

Explosions were heard from villages close to border in Kilis, Anadolu reports. Meanwhile Addressing local officials at the presidential complex, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that in the operation in Afrin, Syria, along Turkey’s borders, the Turkish Armed forces backed by Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters are taking the region under control.

“Our concern is the establishment of justice, not land,” Erdogan said. Turkey will first destroy the terrorists and then, after Operation Olive Branch is concluded, enable 3.5 million Syrian refugees in Turkey to return to their homes in safety, he added.

Turkey launched military operation in Afrin in Syria, bordering Turkey, on Saturday to remove terrorists from the area.