Turkish military and the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) were collaborating with each other to send humanitarian aid, including food, water and beverages to Syrian villages cleared of terrorists, an official from the authority said on Monday, reports Anadolu Agency
The aid packages filled with water, ayran – a salty yogurt drink popular in Turkey – and dry food were being transported by Turkish army’s pickup trucks.
“We distributed humanitarian aid materials, especially hygiene and victual packages, beds and blankets to civilians in the foothills of Mount Darmiq that was cleared of terror last Sunday,” he added.
On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin, northwestern Syria.
At least 2,777 YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists have been “neutralized” since the beginning of Operation Olive Branch in Syria, according to the military on Monday.