Free Syrian Army gains control in mountains overlooking Nahiyat Raju in Afrin

تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 27 يناير، 2018 12:27:55 م خبر عسكري معركة عفرين

Aleppo - SMART

On Saturday, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), which is a military gathering founded by dissident officers of the Syrian loyalist forces to protest the violence against the peaceful demonstrators, gained control of a village and strategic points in the mountain range overlooking Nahiyat Raju in the Afrin area north of Aleppo, Northern Syria. This followed clashes with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), of which the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) is considered the main component.

The FSA is affiliated with the Turkish Army in the Olive Branch Operation, and its factions said in statements that they gained control of the village of Biski, a point numbered 740, and a training camp for the YPG in the mountain range overlooking the area.

The factions indicated that they had killed two members of the YPG and captured another in the village.

A media source from the SDF told SMART that they are currently clashing with the FSA in more than one village in the area. The source described the battles there as “hit and retreat” battles.

The same source added that "the other side is advancing under the cover of air and artillery. However, as soon as the bombing stops we will launch counter-attacks to recover what have we lost... The Turkish Army depends almost entirely on the Free Syrian Army to avoid losses in its ranks."

In the past three days, the intensity of the ongoing battles in the 8-day old operation has decreased in the area of ​​Afrin due to bad weather conditions.

The Turkish Army also announced the neutralization of 394 members of "terrorist organizations" and the destruction of 340 targets as part of the military operation in Northern Syria, according to the Turkish official news agency Anatolia.

Eight days ago, factions of the FSA and Turkish soldiers launched a ground attack as part of the Olive Branch Operation in the Afrin area, wich is controlled by the SDF, and the attackers have gained control of several villages and hills in the area.

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تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 27 يناير، 2018 12:27:55 م خبر عسكري معركة عفرين
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