February 25, 2018 / 2:19 PM / in 4 months

Turkey says U.N. resolution on Syria ceasefire won't impact Afrin offensive

ANKARA (Reuters) - A resolution accepted unanimously by the U.N. Security Council for a 30-day ceasefire across Syria will not impact Turkey’s offensive against Kurdish fighters in Afrin, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Sunday.

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters hold an ammunition belt near the city of Afrin, Syria February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

The U.N. resolution on Saturday followed seven straight days of bombing by pro-government forces of the rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta, in one of the bloodiest offensives of the war. Turkey earlier welcomed the resolution.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; editing by John Stonestreet

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