BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his Justice and Development Party (AKP) members, today, that his nation’s military will continue their operations inside Syria.
“The operations of the Turkish army in Jarabulus, Al Bab and Afrin will be carried out in other Syrian regions, up to the Iraqi border,” Erdogan began.
Erdogan would then tell the crowd of AKP members that the Turkish military operations will expand to Iraq’s Sinajr and Makhmur regions.
“They will also be carried out in [Iraq’s] Sinjar and Makhmur. We will eliminate the terrorist threat coming from the territory of Syria and Iraq. We will not let terrorists to control zones near our southern borders,” Erdogan said at the Justice and Development Party’s congress,” he would add.
Since the start of August, the Turkish military has been hammering the Sinjar region of Iraq in a bid to clear out the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) members in this mountainous area.