Pro Assad Government Forces Entered Syria's Afrin As Reinforcement

Recep Tayyip Erdogan holding an olive branch arrives to deliver a speech at an event in Ankara Turkey Tuesday Feb. 20 2018. Erdogan said Turkish troops involved in the month-long offensive codenamed 'Operation Ol

Syrian pro-government fighters entered the border town of Afrin to help Kurdish forces battle a Turkish incursion, state-run media reported, raising the risk of a direct conflict between the two countries. Turkish troops entered Syria on January 20 to expel Kurdish YPG fighters from the border area, viewing them as an extension of the Kurdish PKK separatist group that Turkey has fought for decades.

He told a news conference there will be serious consequences if there are further such attempts to enter Afrin, where Turkey last month launched an operation against the Kurdish YPG militia which Ankara says is a terrorist group.

Russia's chief objectives in Syria are to bolster President Bashar al-Assad and maximize the territory he controls in order to weaken the US and divide NATO, Skinner said.

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Turning to a question about Turkey's ongoing military operation in Syria, Nauert emphasized that the U.S.is not equipping anyone in Afrin and US forces are not operating there.

However, Istanbul has denied that pro-Assad forces in Afrin are working in coordination with Damascus. Unfortunately, terrorist groups like these sometimes make missteps according to their own decisions.

Another soldier was wounded after a handmade bomb was detonated by the "separatist terrorist organisation" - Turkey's official term for the the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - in the province of Hakkari, the military said in a statement.

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The YPG played a key role in fighting ISIS, effectively pushing it out of much of northern Syria, but has now been abandoned by former allies like the United States.

The trigger for the renewed push by Turkish forces to take over Afrin was the U.S. announcement of forming border force made of Kurdish elements in Syria.

Previously, the War Information Office of the Hizbullah organization reported that Syrian troops, mostly integrated by local units of the National Defense Forces, from the northern city of Aleppo, entered Afrin through the crossing of Al -Ziyara, north of the city of Nublu.

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His comments came as Turkey's military is carrying out a cross-border offensive in Syria to clear a border enclave of Syrian Kurdish rebels.

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