On February 11, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the villages of Hec Iskendere and Saranjik from Kurdish YPG/YPJ forces in the Afrin area. According to the TAF, 11 Turkish soldiers were killed, 11 others were injured and a T129 ATAK attack helicopter was destroyed on February 10. Separately, pro-Kurdish sources claim that 23 FSA members were also killed and a battle tank, a bulldozer and an armoured vehicle were destroyed.
On February 12, the TAF and the FSA further advannced north and southwest of the city of Afrin. An intense fighting erupted in the area. Turkey-led forces are steadily developing momentum in Afrin but continue suffering notable casualties.