Turkish army declares full control of Afrin[/size] Twilight News
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The Turkish army and the Free Syrian Army on Saturday announced full control of the Kurdish city of Afrin in northwestern Syria, pointing out "the start of clearing operations for the area to expedite the return of citizens to their homes."
A statement issued by the Syrian army chief said that all the villages belonging to Afrin were under control, "so that the area of Afrin was completely controlled."
The statement added that the Turkish army began clearing the area of mines, grenades and war remnants "so that citizens can return as soon as possible to their homes and property."
The Turkish army began on 20 January with the battle of Afrin. On March 18, the Kurdish People Protection Units (YPG) and its allied forces decided to withdraw from the city. The Turkish army and its allied Islamic militia entered the city after 58 days of fighting. .