Military Situation In Syria’s Afrin On February 5, 2018 (Map Update)

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On February 4, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) entered the villages of Haj Bilal and Shaykh Khurus. YPG/YPJ forces repelled Turkish-led attacks on the villages of Blikah and Shakwarzi where they reportedly destroyed a bulldozer of Turkey-led forces.

Reports also appeared that Faylaq al-Sham, the Free Idlib Army and the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement had sent their fighters to participate in Ankara’s Operation Olive Branch in Afrin. If this is confirmed, soon the YPG/YPJ will face an additional pressure on the ground.

On February 5, clashes continued across the Afrin area with the TAF and the FSA aiming to expand their control over the Syrian-Turkish border. The tactical goal is to link up the FSA-held cvillages north and northwest of Afrin.

On the same day, the Turkish General Staff said that about 950 ‘terrorists’ including mysterious members of ‘Daesh’ [ISIS] had been neutralized in the Afrin area since the start of Operation Olive Branch. The provided number is clearly overestimated as no local sources confirm such casualties of the YPG/YPJ.

Military Situation In Syria's Afrin On February 5, 2018 (Map Update)

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  • dutchnational

    On February 4, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) entered the villages of Haj Bilal and Shaykh Khurus. SF forgot to tell that afterwards they were booted out again.

    • gustavo

      Those USA weapons will be given to terrorists who are fighting SAA, maybe severasl MAPAD too.

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  • Ger

    American arms convoys resupplying the terrorist meet Turks retreating from fighting the same terrorist. Brotherly NATO Love in action.

    • dutchnational

      lol

  • Hide Behind

    Wish they would communicate what type of tank are destroyed, as most of Turkish armor dates to late 1990’s and mid 2,,000s. Their leopard II tanks no more than electrical refurbishing of Older 80’s Leopard I.
    WHILE Turkey has quite a number of tanks they are outdated clunkers only suitable against poorly armed civilians, not even safe against RPG.
    It’s officer commanders are political appointees or bribery gained appointees with no more experience than PLAYING NATO WAR GAMES, and children’s computer games as well.
    WHILE Turkish small arms are quality wise as good as any combat weaponry in world, some even superior to most NATO nations.
    Here is odd fact backed up by NATO and US studies, Ground troops lacking real combat experience can’t shoot and aim worth diddly squat.
    Especially when acting as assault forces, no matter how gung hi they act.
    Turkish Spec Forces lack any combat experiences since they roamed around killing Iraq civilians prior to last invasion of IRAQ.
    If US continues to supply allies with latest anti armor and air missels, and Toyota Nissan and Chevrolet can produce enough pick ups, Turks may well take many an ass kicking in coming months

    • You can call me Al

      Turkish special forces lost their best and experienced personnel in the purge after the coup.

      • Turkish-American

        U mean USA have lost its best personnels in TAF. Turkish Special Forces was not involved in the coup as much as I know. May be few.

        • Störtebembel

          22 920 military personal had been sacked
          6511 officers
          16 409 cadets

        • Störtebembel

          Just look at his faschist career and look where he severved bevor:
          In 2016, General İsmail Metin Temel, Commander of the Van Gendarmerie Public Security Corps, was appointed to the 2nd Army Commandership with the appointment decision of the Ministry of National Defense.[3] İsmail Metin Temel speaks English. In 2016 he was promoted to the rank of general.
          LOL!

    • Stan the man

      What happen to the Altai tank they suppose to manufacture in Tutkey ? They move already many leopards from the Greek – Turkish borders . They use conscripts for tank crews , not enoght time , for the today. Computerize tanks .the old tanks were very easy to operate . Load watch your arm ,Just aim and shoot . It’s true most of Turkish tanks are M-60,M-48 modified some by Israel .

    • Turkish-American

      Stop missinforming people, turkish special forces have never ever been in Iraq and killed civilians. I guess u confused that info with BlackWater the civilian slaughters. Also may I see ur so called “US and NATO studies” Mr. Jelly Bean in the Head

      • Störtebembel

        They are still there raiding kurdish and ezidish villages and killing people who could maybe have some sympathy for old Apo.
        But turkisch faschism will fail, like faschism always do. Erdo-Führer will go down in history books as the biggest threat for the turkisch nation.
        ;-)

  • Störtebembel

    LOL
    “(…)Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has said he is “ready to sacrifice his life” in Turkey’s ongoing “Operation Olive Branch” in the northern Syrian district of Afrin.

    “If necessary I will go to Afrin just like a Bozkurt [Grey Wolf]. If it is necessary, if there is a need, I will sacrifice my life for this nation,” Bahçeli said on Feb. 6, addressing his party group in parliament. The grey wolf is a popular symbol among far-right nationalist groups in Turkey.(…)”
    Source: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/nationalist-leader-bahceli-says-he-is-ready-to-sacrifice-his-life-in-turkeys-afrin-operation-126865

    I would say: Send the old faschist right now. YGP will tremble with fear…
    ;-)