Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in his speech on Saturday announced that the Turkish army actually began a ground operation in Syria Afrin. However, he added that the goal of the next phase of the military operation will be the Syrian region of Manbij, located on the territory of the governorate of Aleppo. It should be noted that Manbij in 2014 became the crossing point for terrorists banned in Russia ISIS that came from Turkey. In June 2016 the Kurds have cleared the city of militants.
Erdogan during his speech in the province of Kutahya. Frame of the video.
“Anti-terrorist operation in’ afrīn actually started,” said Erdogan, speaking in Kutahya province on Saturday, reports the newspaper Hurriyet, which also posted a video of the speech of the Turkish leader.
“Manbij will be after this surgery,” added Erdogan.
Erdogan also noted that in the United States have not yet decided who they prepare. First said that this border force, said the Turkish leader, but not in time to dry the ink, as another speaker declares that it is not the border guards and security forces.
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