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1,000 Kurdish Fighters Killed in Turkey’s Military Operation in Northern Syria

Almost 1,000 Kurdish combatants have thus far been killed in Operation Olive Branch of the Turkish army and Ankara-backed militants in Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo, the Turkish Army General Staff reported on Wednesday.

The General Staff said in a statement that 29 Kurdish militias were killed in clashes with the army men and allied militants in Afrin Region.

The statement further said that 999 Kurdish fighters have been killed since the start of Operation Olive Branch in Afrin.

Relevant reports said on Tuesday that Ankara-backed militants captured the village of Sourki in Rajou region after heavy fighting with Kurds.

Local sources said that the Turkey-affiliated militants in Sheran region pushed the Kurds back from the village of al-Amoud-Dikmeh Tash and Tal (hill) Sarqaya.

In the meantime, the Kurdish sources reported that they recaptured the village of Sheikh Kharouz after a heavy offensive on the Turkish army and Ankara-backed militants in Afrin region.

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