Syrian Kurdish YPG says Ankara unrealistic about Afrin capture

By REUTERS
March 14, 2018 12:51
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BEIRUT - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said Ankara was being unrealistic in predicting Turkish forces would capture the town of Afrin on Wednesday.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said earlier he hoped his military and its allies would completely capture the Syrian town by Wednesday evening.

"This evening he will take all of Afrin?" said YPG spokesman Nouri Mahmoud. "Erdogan is lying to the people, I don't know how this would happen." Mahmoud also said Ankara's statements that civilians were being evacuated out of Afrin were false.


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