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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:25 P.M.) – The Turkish military sent more reinforcements to the Afrin region in northwest Aleppo this week amid reports of their forces beginning the second phase of Operation Olive Branch.

The reinforcements sent by the Turkish military consisted of armored vehicles, including tanks and ACPs that will be used in close quarter combat.

According to pro-opposition activists, the first phase of Operation Olive Branch was to capture the Afrin-Turkey border; this next phase will be to take over the entire region.

The second phase of Operation Olive Branch is expected to start in the coming days, as the Turkish military finalizes preparations for the attack.

Below are the photos from the Turkish convoy:

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The UNSC ruled a truce to which only UN designated terror group are exempted. What do the Turks think they are doing?

Embargo them. Freeze Turkish assets. …

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Nowhere the resolution mentions Afrin. Not a mishap, just good ole double standard. OTOH Russians fought to include Al Tanf and Raqqa among the places in need of humanitarian relief. They also succeeded in preventing UNSC from “forgetting” Al Qaeda among the terrorist excluded from the truce. Yet, despising Erdogan was in the interest of none (but for Macron’s pointless afterthoughts). Even Guardian and all left-winged press aren’t giving a d**n. As for Syrian gov… if Kurds want to be defended by SAA, they’ve just to hand control down to SAA: Russia, Syria, Iran and even Turkey will all be… Read more »

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You are right. They do not mention Afrin but few hotspots like Ghouta. But not so fast. It applies throughout Syria. ” Underscoring that Member States are obligated under Article 25 of the Charter of the United Nations to accept and carry out the Council ’s decisions, 1. Demands that all parties cease hostilities without delay, and engage immediately to ensure full and comprehensive implementation of this demand by all parties, for a durable humanitarian pause for at least 30 consecutive days throughout Syria” Or do You think Afrin is in Turkey? Exempt from the truce are only: “2. Affirms… Read more »