On February 17, fighters of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) conducted two hit and run attacks on positions of the Turkish Army and its proxies from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) around the villages of Qadu and Blelka in the Rajo district northwest of the city of Afrin, according to the Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA). The source reported that 13 soldiers of the Turkish Army had been killed in the two attacks.
From its side, the Turkish Army and its proxies didn’t advance on February 17 likely because of bad weather. However, the Turkish Air Forces (TAF) conducted a series of airstrikes against the positions and ammo depots of the YPG in the districts of Rajo, Sheikh al-Hadid and Jandaris northwest and west of Afrin, according to Turkish sources.
TAF, Blew Up Ammo Depot belonging to YPG in Afrin. pic.twitter.com/sk78RAvqAG
— . #OpAfrin (@OperationAfrin) February 17, 2018
Moreover, the Turkish Army reportedly deployed new units to its positions around the Afrin area. The newly deployed units included several ACV-15 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and M60T battle tanks.
— Ali Özkök (@Ozkok_) February 17, 2018
The Turkish Army and its proxies will likely launch attacks on the centers of Rajo and Jandaris districts as soon as the weather improves.
Photos of Turkish Army reinforcements: