Turkish forces only 4 km away from Syria's Afrin city: watchdog

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Speaking in Turkey's capital Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also emphasised that Turkish troops will move on Manbij and other YPG-held areas in northern Syria after Afrin.

This is while United States officials regard the YPG as the most effective fighting force against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in northern Syria, and have substantially increased their weaponry and technology support to the group.

Abdel Rahman said that the advance sparked "major concerns" for tens of thousands of civilians in the town of Afrin.

The talks between Turkish and American officials have begun in the US capital, Washington where they are expected to discuss a number of matters of bilateral interest, Syria and Turkey's ongoing Operation Olive Branch, in Afrin, among them. "We are in Afrin today, we will be in Manbij tomorrow". Turkey says the cross-border operation is a fight against terrorist groups and thus not covered by the cease-fire...

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In his speech, Erdogan said the military operation would not end with the seizure of Afrin.

Turkey launched the operation to wipe out the People's Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers as a terror group affiliated to the PKK, from northwestern Syria.

"We have reached to consensus with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on the issue to carry out the offensive together", Cavusoglu said during his visit to Austria.

Earlier this month, Erdogan accused US President Donald Trump and his predecessor Barack Obama of failing to tell the truth over US support for the YPG.

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