(Pictures) Turkish forces continue the escalation since 72 hours ago on Afrin area after statements of the Turkish president about a military operation in the area
Aleppo Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Turkish forces carried out a new shelling targeting Afrin area, which ci s controlled by YPG, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the shelling target the areas of Qastal and Dikmdash, in the 6th round of shelling within about 72 hours, also the 5 previous rounds of Turkish shelling the areas of Basoufan, Villat al-Qadi, Ghazawiyah and other places in the areas of Qatma, Kafr Jannah, as well as the areas and the villages of Qura Papa, Maskah, Jisr Hashraka in Raju Township, Iska, Basoufan, Dier Ballut, Shah Dira, Mullah Khalil, Jalma, Burj Sleiman and Jendires, which caused material damage and injured two citizens, one of them is a child and also a fighter of YPG was killed in the shelling.
The Turkish forces started their escalation on Afrin area on the 13th of January 2018, following statements by the Turkish presidency and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about a military operation by the Turkish forces in Afrin against YPG.
It is noteworthy that Afrin area witnessed repeated shelling in the past few months by the Turkish forces which turned during the past two months hold their control over points where they can be presented in the vicinity of Afrin area, and in the outskirts of the YPG-held areas, after they entered the area and carried out reconnaissance operations in Idlib and Aleppo countryside, in order to determine the most suitable place, and these rounds took place with the accompanying and the protection of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham which secured the entry of the Turkish forces and their reconnaissance to the area, until they hold their points.
Pictures by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, show the damage caused by the Turkish forces’ shelling on Afrin area, which is controlled by YPG in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo, within the escalation initiated by Turkish forces on the 13th of January after statements by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan