January 22, 2018 / 5:18 PM / 4 months ago

Turkey calls for international support for Afrin offensive

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Deputy Prime Minister said on Monday that Turkey’s operation in northwest Syria’s Afrin region is continuing successfully as planned and called for international support for the military campaign.

A policeman stands in front of a building which was damaged after a rocket fired from Syria landed nearby, in the border town of Kilis, Turkey January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Turkey launched a military operation on Saturday with rebel allies against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria’s Afrin region.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay; Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Dominic Evans

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