Military Situation In Syria’s Afrin Area On February 6, 2018 (Map Update)

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This map provides a general look at the military situation in the Syrian area of Afrin, which is a target of Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch. The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) are aiming to defeat Kurdish militais (mostly the YPG and the YPJ) operating in the area. However, they have achieved only limited gains so far.

Overnight on February 6, a large column of YPG and YBS fighters reportedly arrived Afrin through the government-held area east of Aleppo. The column allegedly included over 1,500 people. [Some sourcecs said that up to 5,000] These reinforcements may mark an important shift in the military situation in the area.

The isolation of Afrin was one of the key advantages of the TAF and the FSA over the YPG. Now, they may lost it.

Military Situation In Syria's Afrin Area On February 6, 2018 (Map Update)

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