Eliminating terrorists from Mount Bursaya, which has been the base for the YPG’s armories and ammunition, will help Turkey reduce the terror threat at its border and protect civilians in Syria.


Turkish armed forces and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Sunday captured Mount Bursaya in Afrin, Syria, denying YPG/PKK a strategic peak it has used to launch attacks on civilians in both Turkey and Syria.

“The Turkish Armed Forces captured Mt Bursaya, as part of Operation Olive Branch. Activities continue to clear terrorists from the area,” said the Turkish General Staff in a statement.

The capture came after Turkish forces and FSA fighters advanced on the peak from the northwestern Syrian city of Azaz.

Air strikes followed as YPG/PKK towers and positions on the mountain took heavy artillery fire from Turkish forces.

A few hours after recapturing the strategic peak, forces also took full control…

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