Afrin witnesses the death of more civilians in the continuous Turkish shelling on the area

Areas in the countryside of Afrin witnessed renewed Turkish shelling, which targeted villages and places in the area located in the northwest of Aleppo Province, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored shelling targeted Kortkeh village in the northeastern countryside of Afrin, which caused the death of 2 citizens of one family and injured others with varying severity,   raising to 177 Syrian citizens of the Kurds, Arabs and Armenians, including 29 children and 25 women, who were killed in the Turkish aerial, rocket and artillery shelling, and executions carried out against citizens in Afrin area, since the 20th of January 2018, while hundreds others were injured with varying severity, some of them have permanent disabilities, while the SOHR documented the death of 61 citizens including 6 children and 7 citizen women, and the injury of more than 337 others with varying severity, including tens of children and women.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also monitored the continuation of clashes between the Self-Defense Forces and YPG against the rebel and Islamic factions and the Turkish Forces, in an attempt by the later to achieve advancement and control more sites and areas, where the Operation “Olive Branch” was able to achieve an advancement and control more sites in Qatma area  and the northeastern countryside of Afrin, and the clashes caused more casualties in the ranks of both parties, where it rose to 364 including 68 soldiers of the Turkish forces, the number of the members and fighters of the Turkish forces and the factions who were killed in the clashes against the Kurdish Units in Afrin area, while it rose to 323, the number of fighters of the YPG and the Self-Defense forces who were killed in the shelling and clashes in Afrin countryside, also hundreds of citizens, fighters and soldiers were injured with different severity, some of them have permanent disabilities.

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