Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters fix a mortar outside of Afrin, Syria February 17, 2018. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Turkey's foreign minister Monday warned against any intervention by Syrian pro-government forces alongside Kurdish militias in northern Syria, saying it would not prevent Ankara from continuing its month-old offensive.Mevlut Cavusoglu was reacting to a report from Syrian state news agency SANA saying pro-government forces were expected in the Afrin region to counter the Turkish offensive against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia.The Turkish army, backed by Syrian rebels, has been conducting a ground and air offensive against the region since Jan. 20 to drive out the YPG.
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