The violent fighting continues on the northern and western borders of Afrin with Turkey and Iskenderun and the shelling continue violently on the area
The violent fighting continue on the northern and western borders of Afrin with Turkey and Iskenderun and the shelling continue violently on the area
The military operations are ongoing in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo, between the SDF against the fighters of the rebel and Islamic factions and the Turkish forces in areas in the countryside of Afrin. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the the clashes are concentrated in areas extending from northeast of Afrin to the its southwest, where the clashes are taking place in Qantal Jendu, Balia, Qarnah, Admanlly, Kedah, Hamam and Sorka, amid violent clashes and hit-and-run battles ongoing between both parties, in an attempt by each party at the expense of each other, and the clashes caused more human losses, and the clashes were accompanied by artillery and missile shelling by the Turkish forces and shelling by warplanes on several areas on Afrin countryside.
The Syrian observatory for Human rights published hours ago that the Turkish shelling continue on areas controlled by the SDF in Afrin area, and the SOHR monitored ongoing artillery and missile shelling on the district of Jandiris, and other places in the countryside of Afrin, and the shelling caused the death of 4 citizens; they are 2 children and 2 women, one of them is an elderly woman, and 10 others were injured with different severity, and the death toll is expected to increase due to the presence of several injured people in serious conditions, rising to at least 27 people also including 8 children and 4 women, the number of citizens who were killed in shelling by the Turkish forces and the Turkish warplanes on Afrin city since the 20th of January 2018 in the areas of Jilbara and Marimeen and other places in Afrin city, and a man and his child were killed in shelling by the SDF on towns of Kiljibrin in the northern countryside of Aleppo.
As more civilians are getting killed due to the artillery and aerial shelling on Afrin and the northern countryside of Aleppo, ongoing and violent clashes are taking place between the Syria Democratic Forces against the Turkish forces and the rebel and Islamic factions backed by them, in areas stretched from the north-east of Afrin to the its south-west at the northern borders with Turkey and the western borders with Iskednrun. The operation aimed at advancing in the area and control large areas of Afrin countryside located on the northern and western countryside of Aleppo, and the violent clashes are taking place between the both parties in places in the areas of Qastal Jendo, Balyeh Qarna, Shenkal, Adamanly, Surka, Amra, Shadia and Hamam as well as the townships of Raju, Jendires, Bulbula and Shaya, amid intensive and exchange of targeting between the both parties, and the SOHR monitored the SDF managing to control the villages of Qastal Jendo, in conjunction with ongoing artillery and aerial shelling on places in Afrin area, and there is information about human losses in the ranks of both parties, and the SOHR monitored that the death toll has increased to 43 at least, the number of fighters of the rebel and Islamic factions operating in “Olive Branch” Operation who were killed in addition to 2 Turkish fighters, , while it has increased to at least 38, the number of the fighters of the SDF and the Civil Defense who were killed in the clashes between them, including a reporter of the SDF who died affected by the injury he had during the coverage of the battle in the north-east of Afrin.