On February 22, a pro-government demonstration took place in Freedom Square of the YPG-held city of Afrin. The demonstration took place following a deployment of at least 400 members of the Syrian National Defense Forces (a pro-government formation) in the region.
Meanwhile, reports apperaed that a third group of pro-government fighters had already arrived the area of Afrin. With this group, the number of deployed pro-government fighters is higher than 400.
Third batch of Syrian regime fighters arrived to Afrin. pic.twitter.com/WqfC8kr7RO
— Afarin Mamosta (@AfarinMamosta) 22 February 2018