Turkish army video shows Afrin hospital building safe, dismissing ‘false’ reports of bombing
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The one-minute video, which was shot at 9.43 a.m. local time, shows the hospital building is in good shape.
“Operation Olive Branch” “has been conducted without harming any civilians, innocent people and the environment,” the military added.
The military has also said only “terrorist targets” are being destroyed and “utmost care” is being taken to avoid harming civilians.
In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said the two groups were heading west to east and vice versa before converging in the northern part of Syria's Afrin.
3,567 militants 'neutralized' in Afrin operation
A total of 3,567 militants have been "neutralized" since the start of Operation Olive Branch in Syria's northwestern Afrin region, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on March 17 morning.
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the militants in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.