By Omer Koparan
AFRIN, Syria (AA) - Anadolu Agency has monitored the capturing of a terrorist YPG/PKK camp by Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the northeast of Afrin.
A violent clash took place between the FSA forces and YPG/PKK terrorists near the Omeranli village of the town of Sharan.
After neutralizing the terrorists, the FSA troops captured and entered the area which was used by the terrorists as an armed training camp.
The terrorists had shaped the upper part of a rock found at the camp as a human head, depicting the terror group’s leader.
They had also written “APO” on the rock, referring to the convicted head of the terrorist PKK.
The FSA forces destroyed the rock after they captured the camp. They also found scores of pennants and documents of the terror group.
On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation OliveBranch to clear PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin.
Since the launch of the operation on Jan. 20, Turkish military and the FSA liberated 108 locations including one center of a district, 80 villages, 20 strategic mountains and hills and one YPG/PKK-Daesh base.
According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey’s borders and the region as well as to protect Syrians from terrorist oppression and cruelty.
The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey's rights based on international law, UN Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the UN charter, and respect for Syria's territorial integrity, it said.
The military also said only terror targets were being destroyed and that "utmost care" is being taken to avoid harming civilians.