Syrian forces into Afrin to have serious consequences

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Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters rest near the city of Afrin, Syria. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Pro-Syrian government forces which tried to enter the Afrin region on Tuesday retreated after artillery fire by Turkish forces fighting a Kurdish militia there, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Wednesday.

Ibrahim Kalin told a news conference there will be serious consequences if there are further such attempts to enter Afrin, where Turkey last month launched an operation against the Kurdish YPG militia which Ankara says is a terrorist group.

 

Zainab Sa’id