Media: the Turkish armed forces attacked the positions of the “forces of national self-defense” in ‘ afrīn

Fighters of “the forces of national self-defense”

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ANKARA, January 13. /TASS/. Turkish armed forces returned fire on Saturday on the positions of Syrian Kurds from the forces of the “Forces of the people’s protection units” (SNA). About this informed the TV channel Haberturk.

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According to him, the fire was opened from artillery from the territory of the border of the Turkish province of Hatay in response to the shelling of Turkish territory.

Earlier on Saturday, President Tayyip Erdogan said that if the “terrorists in the Afrin will not give up, then Turkey will destroy them”.

Ankara considers SNA and the Syrian party “Democratic Union” an offshoot of the outlawed Turkey Kurdistan workers ‘ party . In recent months Erdogan has repeatedly talked about the possibility of military action against them in the Syrian Canton of Afrin.

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