14 soldiers of the Turkish forces are killed and missed in the ongoing operation of the “Olive Branch” in Afrin area

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from a number of reliable sources, confirmed that the Turkish authorities are seeking through mediators, to the reveal the destiny of 7 missing soldiers of their forces, in the “Olive Branch” Operation led by the Turkish forces since the 20th of January 2018, in which the destiny of these 7 soldiers is unknown until now, and it is not known whether they were killed and their bodies remained in the areas of ceasefire between the rebel and Islamic factions and the Turkish forces against the YPG and the Self-Defense forces, or they were lost in the same area without being able to return until now due to the ongoing operations in it.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented during a week of the “Olive Branch” Operation led by the Turkish forces with the rebel and Islamic factions, since the 20th of January 2018, and until today the 26th of January 2018, the death of 7 soldiers of the Turkish forces in the clashes and the exchange of targeting, including 4 bodies the YPG still have them, while the operation witnessed the fall of a large number of human losses in the ranks of the rebel and Islamic factions and in the ranks of the YPG, in which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 53 fighters of the YPG who were killed in these clashes, aerial and artillery shelling and exchange of targeting in the clash areas, and the death of 58 fighters of the rebel and Islamic factions operating within the “Olive Branch” Operation which aims to take the control of Afrin area in the north-western countryside of Aleppo, on the border with Turkey.

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