Ethnic Armenian injured in Afrin
Armradio) – An ethnic Armenian has been injured as a result of Turkey’s operation in Syria’s Afrin. Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tigran Balayan has confirmed the news.
According to preliminary information, he was injured after a bomb fell on his house.
Turkey on Saturday launched an air and ground campaign into Afrin, a Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwestern Syria.
The Turkish operation aims to oust from Afrin a militia made up of an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 fighters affiliated with the People’s Protection Units or YPG, a Syrian Kurdish group that has controlled territory in northern Syria and proven effective in fighting the Islamic State group.
Turkey considers the YPG to be a terrorist organization and an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party or PKK, which has fought for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey.
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