المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After intensive raids targeted the area…the forces of “Olive Branch” Operation carry out a violent attack in Jabal Barsaya and bombardment targets the vicinity of a vital facility

Explosions have been still rocking Afrin area in the north-western countryside of Aleppo since today dawn Sunday the 28th of January 2018, in which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the warplanes carried out several strikes targeting areas in the vicinity of Maydanki Dam “the 17th Nisan Dam”, which caused more material damage, after they targeted the same area few days ago, and caused material damage there, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored ongoing violent clashes between the Turkish forces and the rebel and Islamic factions against the YPG and the Self-Defense forces, and the clashes are concentrated in Jabal Barsaya and Qastal Jendo area, following a violent attack by the forces of the “Olive Branch” Operation in an attempt to advance and take the control of the area, after they carried a series of strikes targeted it this morning, and clashes are taking place between the both parties in Hamam area south-west of Afrin, and other areas in hills in Raju Township in its western countryside, and the clashes are accompanied by intensive exchange of targeting in the clash areas between the both parties, and confirmed information about human losses in the ranks of the both parties.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored artillery and rocket shelling by the Turkish forces on places in Afrin area controlled by the YPG, which caused more material damage, during the 9th day of the “Olive Branch” Operation launched by the Turkey on the 20th of January 2018, which resulted in the death of 36 citizens including 10 children and 4 women, 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 tens of injuries, some of them have seriously wounded, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that it has documented that the number of the fighters who were killed has increased to 59 fighters of the YPG and the Self-Defense forces, while it has increased to 69 at least, the number of the fighters of the rebel and Islamic factions operating within the “Olive Branch” Operation, including 7 soldiers of the Turkish forces who have been killed in the clashes since the 20th of January 2018, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information about the presence of more casualties in the ranks of the both parties, which may raise the death toll, while the factions captured today a fighter of the YPG in the clashes which took places in Raju Township.

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