3 soldiers of the Turkish forces were killed in the past hours of today’s battles in Afrin, and the Turkish shelling continue on the area

The violent clashes continue between the forces of “Olive Branch” Operation, led by the Turkish forces with the participation of the rebel and Islamic factions against YPG and the Self-Defense Forces in places in Afrin area, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the clashes concentrating in areas in Barsaya Mountain and Qastal Jandu northeast of Afrin, as well as Bulbula Township, northwest of Afrin and other areas in the Townships of Raju and Jendires and Hamam area in the southwest of Afrin, where the violent clashes caused more casualties, where it rose to 13 at least, the number of fighters of the faction and the Turkish Forces who were killed today in clashes west of Afrin, including 3 soldiers of the Turkish forces and 2 of the bodies of the Turkish members have been withdrawn by YPG, while it rose to 6 at least, the number of fighters of YPG and the Self-Defense Forces who were killed in the same areas, which in turn increases to at least 53, the number of fighters of YPG and Self-Defense Forces, while it rose to at least 65 fighters of the rebel and Islamic factions of the “Olive Branch” Operation, including 7 fighters of the Turkish forces who were killed in the clashes that are taking place since the 20th of January 2018, also the Syrian Observatory was informed that there are more human casualties in the ranks of both parties, which may raise the number of casualties, also intersected sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the Kurdish forces have been able to damage 3 vehicles of the Turkish Forces and their allies in the Operation, in the villages of Amra, Kush Rash and Abdan north and west of Afrin.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also monitored the continuation of artillery and missile shelling operations by the Turkish Forces, on places in Afrin area, which caused more material damage in the citizens’ property, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had documented the death of 33 at least, the number of citizens who have been killed since the “Olive Branch” Operation was launched on the 20th of January 2018, they are 2 citizens were killed in shelling by the SDF on areas in Kaljibrin town controlled by the rebel and Islamic factions in the northern countryside of Aleppo, and 31 citizens including 8 children and 4 women, the number of citizens who were killed by the Turkish aerial, artillery and rocket shelling on several areas of Afrin located in the north-western countryside of Aleppo, and the number of casualties may increase because of the presence of a large number of injuries, some of them have seriously wounded.

High resolution link of the map of the distribution of power and conflict in the northern countryside of Aleppo

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