Turkey Calls on USA for Support as Afrin Offensive Continues

Syria demands Turkish forces' withdrawal from Afrin

Turkish leader vows wider offensive against Kurdish militia

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Tekin Baser, Kecioren's vice mayor, said that so far they have renovated six schools in Afrin.

The United States called on all relevant actors operating in the northwest, including Turkey, Russia, to provide access for worldwide humanitarian organizations, facilitate the urgent delivery of humanitarian assistance to those displaced by the violence, and develop a coordinated program for the safe and voluntary return of people to their homes in Afrin City as soon as possible.

The Syrian Ministry of Foreign And Expatriates affairs sent letters to UN Secretary General and Chairman of Security Council.

Emboldened by the capture of Afrin, Mr Erdogan went even further overnight, asserting that Turkish troops and allied Syrian forces would press eastward, targeting territory that includes Kobani, a town that has become a symbol of the fight against the Islamic State militants, as well as Qamishli, where the Syrian government controls an airport and a security zone.

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Syrian government has been facing havoc created by terrorists since 2011.

The European Union appealed last month to foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey urging them to uphold a cease-fire in eastern Ghouta and allow aid into besieged areas.

"She died on March 15, 2018 in Turkish shelling" on frontlines around Afrin city, Abdallah told AFP, adding that Campbell was 27 at the time of her death.

On Jan. 20, Turkey launched 'Operation Olive Branch, ' meant to drive out the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), its all-female brigade, the Women's Protection Units (YPJ), and the ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) from Afrin.

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Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on January 20 to clear terrorist groups from Afrin in northwestern Syria amid growing threats from the region.

Damascus has on several occasions criticized Ankara for its military offensive on Syrian soil, accusing it of supporting "terrorist" groups. Turkey says the region is becoming a headquarters for outlawed Kurdish rebels who have been fighting an insurgency in Turkey's southeast since 1984.

Over 280 civilians have lost their lives since the offensive began, according to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). Ankara claimed that its campaign was aimed at pushing the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group from Turkey's border with Syria and stopping the advance of Kurdish militants, who were themselves fighting Daesh.

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