Free Syrian Army: "The communication failure of the Democratic Union Party is the reason for our success in Afrin."

تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 11 مارس، 2018 12:28:14 م خبر عسكري معركة عفرين

Aleppo - SMART

The Free Syrian Army (FSA) states that the reason behind their advance in Afrin, 43 kilometers north of Aleppo, Northern Syria, is the collapse of the ranks of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Northern Syria. The FSA added that despite their success, they are facing difficulties due to the many landmines in the area.

The PYD is a Kurdish democratic confederalist party whose military arm is the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).

Chief Muhammad Hamadin, the spokesman of the Syrian National Army, a coalition of FSA factions and Turkish military in Northern Syria, reported that the FSA has recently gained control of 19 villages in Afrin. The FSA have gained control of 150 villages since the beginning of the Olive Branch Operation, which was launched on Jan 21. The 150 villages constitute more than a half of the Afrin area.     

Hamadin believes that the reason behind the implosion of the PYD's ranks is the loss of control over their military arm, the YPG fighters, who are not updated about the new developments in the FSA's operation. The lack of communication forces the fighters to withdraw during the FSA's attacks.

Hamadin pointed out that the FSA factions face difficulties during their advance due to the widespread landmines in the areas previosly controlled by the YPG, and it takes the FSA one to four hours to secure each village. According to the FSA, the YPG depends on landmines due to their low numbers and collapsed morale.       

Earlier, the FSA gained control of several villages near Jindayris, Sharan, Bulbul, Sheikh al-Hadid, and al-Khaldiyah in Afrin, as they advance towards Afrin city, which is now exposed from the eastern side. The FSA has also gained total control of the borderline area between Afrin and Turkey.

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