High-ranking Turkish commander visits peak captured from YPG in Afrin region

The commander of Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch on Monday visited a strategic peak in northwestern Syria one day after its capture from the PYD/PKK militants.

Turkish army and the so-called “Free Syrian Army “(FSA) captured Mt. Bursaya on Sunday after advancing on it from the nearby Syrian city of Azaz.

During their visit, Lt. Gen. Ismail Temel Metin and his commanders inspected the peak and its surroundings.

According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish “security and stability” along Turkey’s borders and the region as well as protect Syrians from terrorist oppression and cruelty.