By Fatma Esma Arslan
ANKARA (AA) – A PYD/PKK terrorist in Afrin, Syria admitted Thursday to dressing as a civilian to avoid being attacked by Turkish and Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces.
Russia’s English language news channel RT broadcast an interview with the terrorist in Arabic.
The terrorist, wearing civilian clothing, confessed that as Turkish and FSA forces continue their operation to clear Afrin, PYD/PKK terrorists hide in civilian clothes with their guns to avoid being targeted in Afrin’s villages.
“We hide in olive gardens with our civilian outfits on to be safe,” he said.
The interview also revealed that the PYD/PKK terror organization had been using civilians to carry out attacks on Turkish forces and Turkish cities.
A correspondent asked, “Why do you wear civilian clothes?” He replied: “Because Turkish and FSA forces only target terrorists with military uniforms. We can only survive as ‘civilians’.”
The terror group has been using civilians as human shields and is preventing civilians from leaving the city.
On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin in northwestern Syria.
The Turkish military said only terror targets are being destroyed and the "utmost care" is being taken to avoid harming civilians.