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Syria denies Turkey informed it of ‘brutal’ Afrin attack

Damascus (AFP) – Damascus on Saturday denied Turkey had informed it of its planned military operation against Afrin, a Kurdish-controlled enclave in the war-ravaged country’s north.

“Syria completely denies claims by the Turkish regime that it was informed of this military operation,” a foreign ministry source told state news agency SANA.

He said Damascus “strongly condemns the brutal Turkish aggression on Afrin, which is an inseparable part of Syrian territory”.

Turkey said earlier that it was informing the Syrian government “in writing” on the Afrin assault. 

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