"Olive Branch" initially made slow progress, but the capture on Thursday of Jandairis, a major town in the Kurdish-held enclave, has given the operation a clear shot at the central town of Afrin.
Since the launch of Operation Olive Branch on January 20, the Turkish military and the Free Syrian Army have liberated 157 locations, including five town centers, 122 villages, 30 strategic areas, and one YPG/PKK base.
Turkey's foreign minister said Ankara and Washington have established working groups to discuss the stabilization of Manbij and other Syrian cities east of the Euphrates.
Syria has slammed both Turkish and U.S. military activities on its soil as a violation of the Arab nation's sovereignty.
Presently, the Turkish Armed Forces and the Free Syrian Army are preparing to attack Mabatly settlement.
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"Today, there were also clashes around Bulbul, where they announced around 30 days ago that they captured, occupied it", he said.
The military also said only terror targets are being destroyed and that "utmost care" is being taken to avoid harming civilians. As of now, we have Afrin encircled.
Turkey has battled a decades-old insurgency in its mainly Kurdish southeast and sees the Syrian Kurdish group a growing power on its southern border threatening Turkish security.
Tensions between the USA and Turkey has escalated as a result of the operation, with Ankara accusing Washington of leaving pockets of Daesh militants in Syria intact to justify continued cooperation with Kurdish forces in the country.
Turkey's war on a Syrian Kurdish militia that is closely aligned with the United States is forcing the group to give up positions against Islamic State militants in the Syrian desert to defend against the advancing Turkish troops.