Mar 06 2018

Turkey says “neutralised” 77 more terrorists in Afrin

Turkey’s military said it “neutralised” 77 more Kurdish and Islamic State (ISIS) fighters in its military operation in the Afrin region of Syria.

The latest figures brought the number of militants who have been killed, captured or have surrendered since the operation began on Jan. 20 to 2,872, the military said in a statement on its website on Tuesday.

The Turkish figures differ markedly from other sources. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based group that tracks the war in Syria with witness reports and other local sources, said on Sunday that 295 Kurdish fighters have been killed in the hostilities.