AFRIN, Syria

A landmine explosion killed a civilian in Syria’s northwestern Afrin province on Monday.

The landmine, planted by YPG/PKK terrorists, went off as a local shepherd was reportedly grazing his herds at a farm.

The Turkish Armed Forces and the Syrian National Army (SNA) are currently in the process of clearing mines planted in the region by the terrorist group.

In January of last year, Turkey launched a major military operation — Operation Olive Branch — with the stated aim of purging Afrin of YPG/PKK terrorist elements.

On March 18 of last year, the 58th day of the operation,

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