Afrin, Syria, Mar. 19, 2018. The Turkish army and humanitarian organizations deploy in Afrin city northwest of Aleppo, Northern Syria. This deploying comes a day after the Turkish military and the Free Syrian Army factions, participate in the Olive Branch Operation, seized the city. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) withdrew from the city without clashes. On Jan. 20, 2018, the Turkish Chief of Staff announced the beginning of the Olive Branch Operation in the Afrin area against the YPG. They seized the center of Afrin city and many of its surrounding towns and villages.