Turkish attacks will not go unanswered, said spokesman for the Syrian Kurdish Self-Defense Forces (YPG) Roshahat Rog in an interview with Sputnik.
According to Rog, Turkish warplanes bombed 100 points in the area of Afrina and shelled the positions of the Kurdish self-defense forces. According to him, there are no victims among YPG fighters.
“The Turkish military and detachments of the Free Syrian Army (FSA – Ed.) Wanted to enter Afrin from the territory of the Bilbile district, but the YPG forces did not allow them to do this,” the Kurdish representative said.
Roger noted that clashes and bombings in the conflict zone continue.
“Their attacks will not go unanswered … <…> According to our information, 56 military aircraft are participating in the air strikes.” Turkish Air Force aircraft also hit human settlements, 7 civilians were injured, “the press secretary of the Kurdish self-defense forces added.
Operation of Turkey against Kurdish formations in Syrian Afrina began on January 20 at 14.00. As stated by the Turkish General Staff, it is directed against the Syrian Kurdish party “Democratic Union”, the self-defense forces of the Syrian Kurds and the “Islamic State”. The purpose of the operation is “cleaning the region from terrorists and saving the fraternal people from terrorist oppression”.
First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Franz Klintsevich said that Russia will support the UN demand to stop the Turkish operation. According to him, Operation “Olive Branch” rudely violates Syrian sovereignty.