Following an intense shelling and bombing attack on Kurdish positions in Afrin Saturday, Turkey’s PM announced the ground phase of operation ‘Olive Branch’ will kick into gear Sunday.

“From tomorrow [Sunday], depending on developments, our ground units will perform the necessary activities [as part of the Operation Olive Branch],”Binali Yildirim told reporters. He claimed the first phase of the aerial campaign destroyed “nearly all” of the targets.

READ MORE: Turkish planes bomb Syrian Kurdish targets as Ankara-backed rebels enter Afrin (VIDEOS)

Several military trucks carrying tanks and other armored vehicles were already sighted at the border post of Oncupinar, ready to cross into the Turkish-controlled Syrian town of Azaz, footage provided by the Dogan news outlet showed.




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