Ankara stated that the Turkish in won’t be affected by the 30-day nationwide truce in .

The “ Falcons” brigade, formed by “Hamzi Division” members from the n Free Army, will join the “Olive Branch” operation in n on Monday, Anadolu reported.

According to the news agency, the brigade will include 400 Kurds and 200 Arabs who have completed special forces training. They will take part in the siege of the city of  and will assist the .

According to the commander of the group Hasan Abdullah Culli, it consists of , inhabiting the n region of Aazaz, and its purpose is to “release the population from the terrorists of the Workers’ Party of Kurdistan (PKK).”

A picture taken on February 20, 2018 shows a convoy of pro-Syrian government fighters arriving in Syria's northern region of Afrin


Since January 20, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of  has been conducting the operation “Olive Branch” against the formation of  in n .Damascus strongly condemned ’s actions in , noting that this territory is an integral part of . in connection with the situation in  called on all parties to restrain and respect the territorial integrity of the country.

On Saturday, the UN Security Council adopted on Saturday the resolution stipulating a 30-day ceasefire in . However, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said that the truce won’t affect the Turkish operation against terrorists.