Free Syrian Army withdraws from village and gains control of hills and another village in Afrin

اعداد عبد الله الدرويش | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 23 يناير، 2018 2:51:52 م خبر عسكري معركة عفرين

Aleppo - SMART

On Tuesday, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Turkish Army  withdrew from a village in the Afrin area, 43 kilometers north of Aleppo, Northern Syria, and kept control of another village and its surrounding hills after clashes with the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG). The FSA has started the fourth stage fof the the Olive Branch operation.

A source of the Kurdish Units in Afrin told SMART that their fighters launched a counterattack on Hamam village and regained control over it, adding that the village is adjacent to the Turkish border, which made it easy for the FSA and Turkish Army to storm it. 

The media office of al-Sham Legion of the FSA, Osama Abu Zaid, told SMART that the legion gained control of five hills surrounding the village of Ada Manli after clashes with the YPG. Abu Zaid noted that the legion killed 15 YPG members.

FSA factions said on their social media accounts that their fighters gained control of the village of Omar Aushaghi in Nahiyat Rajo, 26 kilometers northwest of Afrin, after clashes with the YPG. 

Suhil al-Qasim, the media office manager of the Samarqand Brigade of the FSA told SMART that the brigade and al-Waqas Brigade, supported by Turkish Army, started a military operation in Nahiyat Janderis, gaining control of the village of Qashlet (Hamam) and the surrounding hills after clashes with the YPG.

Al-Qasim added that Ahmad Fayad al-Khalaf, who is a military commander of the brigade, was killed in the clashes.

On Monday, FSA factions gained control of three villages and two hills in Afrin after clashes with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) of which the YPG are the main component.

FSA gained control of the village of Shankal in the Rajo area, in addition to the communities of Bali Koi, Ada Manli, and Korni in Nahiyat Bulbul, Northern Afrin. The FSA also gained control of four hills in Rajo and Sheikh Hadeed, as a part of the first military ground attack in the Olive Branch operation, which the Turkish Chief of the General Staff launched on Saturday.

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اعداد عبد الله الدرويش | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 23 يناير، 2018 2:51:52 م خبر عسكري معركة عفرين
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