Germany sells arms to Turkey despite Afrin offensive, German broadcaster reports

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Ankara considers the YPG an extension of Kurdish militants who have waged a decades-old insurgency in southeast Turkey.

The UN and the European Union list the PKK as a terrorist organization.

The sources initially said five soldiers were killed.It was not clear when the attack occurred.

On Thursday, an SDF delegation including Kurdish officials visited the Elysee Palace in Paris.

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Turkey on January 20 launched an operation against the YPG in its western enclave of Afrin in Syria and on March 18, Turkish troops supporting Syrian rebels drove the YPG out of Afrin city.

"We reject any efforts to promote "dialogue", "contact" or "mediation" between Turkey and those terrorist organisations", wrote Ibrahim Kalin, presidential spokesman, on Twitter.

Turkey has since threatened to attack the SDF-controlled town of Manbij, which was taken from IS in 2016 - and where the USA has stationed troops.

A United Kingdom defense ministry spokesman said the British armed forces member was killed during an operation against the Islamic State group.

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Ankara has repeatedly said that it would not allow terrorist entities to be based near its border in Syria, while Damascus has condemned the Turkish military presence on its soil as occupation.

The Afrin operation has already drawn global criticism, notably from Macron, and Ankara's pledge to extend it eastwards has also raised tensions with the United States which has 2,000 soldiers stationed in north Syria alongside the SDF. Erdogan, however, insists Turkey won't hesitate to attack the city, even if it means a military confrontation with the US.

Turkey's National Security Council, chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a statement on Wednesday, threatened that Ankara "will take action" if the YPG fighters do not withdraw immediately from the region. After the Turkish military and Free Syrian Army liberated the Afrin town center from YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists, fresh aerial footage showed that the civilians and buildings there remained unharmed.

The fate of Syria's Idlib will depend on Turkey's ability to keep a lid on the militant-dominated tinderbox and prevent an explosive Russian-backed government offensive on its doorstep, analysts say.

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