The spokesman of the Turkish ruling Justice and Development (AK) party confirmed that 400 jailed ISIS militants had been released in northern Syria to fight Turkish troops.
"It has been confirmed that 400 prisoners of Daesh (another name ISIS) in Raqqa, Afrin and Deir ez-Zour, was released on condition that they will fight against Turkey, "AK spokesman Mahir Unal was quoted as saying by the Turkish news agency Anadolu Agency, This was conveyed amid the ongoing military operation of Turkey in Afrin, Syria to fight the Kurdish militia PYD / PKK regarded by the Ankara government as a terrorist organization.
"We have revealed how the relationship of PYD / PKK to Daesh in Raqqa uncovered … It has been confirmed that especially in Raqqa, Afrin and Deir ez-Zour, 400 Daesh militants are released from prison by PYD / PKK on battle against Turkey, "the spokesman said. 659002] The unal statement confirmed the statement of Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia about the PYD / PKK group in northern Syria releasing 400 ISIS members in early January. It was delivered Nebenzia in a UN Security Council meeting.
According to sources to Anadolu Agency, the PYD / PKK group reached an agreement with ISIS to mobilize ISIS members to wage war against Turkish troops who were carrying out military operations in Afrin. The operation, named 'Operation Olive Branch' began on 20 January with the aim of expelling Kurdish militants, PYD / PKK and ISIS from Afrin.
The Turkish military says the operation aims to create security and stability along Turkey's borders, and to protect Syrians from the militants' suppression and cruelty.
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