With the entry of the deployment forces to Afrin, “Olive Branch” Operation Forces target the road of entry of the deployment forces and shell areas southeast of Afrin
Explosions shook areas in the countryside of Afrin, caused by shelling by the “Olive Branch” Operation Forces who targeted areas in the southeastern countryside of Afrin, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned the shelling coincided with the entry of the vehicles and machines of regime’s forces to Afrin area, in order to be deployed in accordance with the agreement reached between YPG and the regime forces, accompanied by shelling by YPG and the forces of the regime on areas of presence of the “Olive Branch” Operation Forces, at the borderline between Turkey and Afrin, while the clashes continue on the fronts between the Kurdish Forces against the Turkish Forces and the rebel and the Islamic factions, in areas in the northeastern and southwestern countryside of Afrin, in conjunction with clashes in Rajo area in the western sector of Afrin, amid exchange of targeting on the clash areas between both parties, where the “Olive Branch” Operation Forces have managed until now to control 49 villages, in addition to Bulbula town, which is about 14% of the total villages of Afrin.
The Syrian Observatory was published about an hour ago that the SOHR monitored the regime forces began to enter Afrin area in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo, which witnesses since the 20th of January 2018, an attack by the Turkish forces and the rebel and Islamic factions operating in “Olive Branch” Operation Forces, through which they managed to control about 14% of the villages of Afrin in one month, where they controlled so fara town and 49 villages and managed to control about 50 km of the northern borderline of Afrin with the Turkish – Syrian borders. They also controlled the districts of Jandyaras, Raju, Sheikh Hadeed, in the western part of Afrin countryside.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the entry of vehicles loaded with weapons and heavy and medium machine guns, in addition to armored vehicles, carrying tens of soldiers and members, within the implementation of the agreement reached between the regime forces and the Kurdish forces, which allows the regime forces to be deployed in the area of Afrin and the contact lines with “Olive Branch” operation forces. It noteworthy that the SOHR published a day before yesterday that an agreement was reached between the YPG and the regime forces on deploying members of the regime forces on the borders of Afrin and Turkey, within the implementation of agreement to stop the Turkish infiltration and stop the “Olive Branch” operation forces which aims to control Afrin area and expel the Kurdish forces from it.