Turkey in the confrontation with the Kurdish party “Democratic Union” and its paramilitary people’s protection Units (YPG) in Northern Syria attracts former militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (banned in Russia), said in an interview with the Independent newspaper, one of the former terrorists of ISIS.
“Most of those who have fought the (Syrian) vs Afrin YPG, is the IG,” — said the source publication. According to him, to keep this information secret, Ankara “covered” by the fact that in her camp are fighting the soldiers of the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA), which helps the international coalition.
The newspaper writes that the command of the Turkish army has not encouraged the rebels had used their usual tactics with suicide bombers and car bombing, as that would render the joint activities of the “Islamic state” and Turkey it is very noticeable.
A specific number of fighters, fighting side by side with the Turks, is not called. Along with this, according to the publication, in the fighting against the Kurds used 6 thousand Turkish soldiers and 10 thousand soldiers of the SAA.
The Turkish leadership on 20 January announced the start of military operations “Olive branch” in ‘ Afrīn against the Syrian Kurdish party “Democratic Union” and its paramilitary people’s protection Units (YPG), which Ankara recognized as extremist.
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