Syrian Democratic Forces deny Free Syrian Army success in gaining control of village in Afrin, Northern Aleppo

اعداد عبد الله الدرويش, أمنة رياض | تحرير أمنة رياض | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 21 يناير، 2018 1:52:48 م خبر عسكري معركة عفرين

Aleppo - SMART

On Sunday, the participating factions of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the Olive Branch Operation gained control of the village of Shankal on the outskirts of Afrin, 43 km north of Aleppo, Northern Syria, however the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denies this.

The FSA factions said in a statement seen by SMART that they gained control of the village of Shankal, 35 km north of Afrin, with the support of Turkish artillery and warplanes, after clashes with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

The Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Revolutionist Army of SDF, Ahmed Sultan, denied in a statement to SMART that the FSA gained control over the village of Shankal. He pointed out that the Turkish Army did not advance "one meter" within the area of ​​Afrin.

A military source told SMART that FSA fighters and Turkish soldiers have advanced more than 4 km from the town of Rajo northwest the city of Afrin, without clashing with the YPG.

Local activists in the city of Afrin told SMART that the village of Adama, belonging to the area of ​​Rajo, northwestern Afrin, was hit by Turkish airstrikes, injuring a child. The warplanes also targeted several towns and villages in the area of Afrin.

Activists said that the YPG damaged two tanks belong to the Turkish Army, and killed and wounded their troop in the village of Dikmah Tash in Deir al-Sawan, eastern Afrin.

This morning, the Free Syrian Army and Turkish military began a ground attack as part of the Olive Branch Operation in the Afrin area.

On Saturday evening, the Turkish Chief of Staff announced the start of a military operation in Afrin against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units in the name of the Olive Branch Operation, amid raids by its warplanes on the region. Three Turkish warplanes have landed after the start of the operation in the Incirlik air base in Southern Turkey.

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اعداد عبد الله الدرويش, أمنة رياض | تحرير أمنة رياض | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 21 يناير، 2018 1:52:48 م خبر عسكري معركة عفرين
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