The Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin has been bombed by Turkish F-16 jets as Ankara begins its military operation against Kurdish forces. Footage from RT’s Ruptly shows blasts and black smoke rising over the town.

On Saturday, Turkey’s General Staff officially declared the start of the attack on Afrin, dubbing it ‘Operation Olive Branch.’

READ MORE: Moscow urges Turkey, Kurds to show ‘restraint’ amid Afrin operation launch

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