On February 15, warplanes of the Russian Airspace Forces (VKS) carried out several airstrikes on the Turkish-occupied area of Afrin in the northern part of Syria’s Aleppo province.
According to opposition sources, the airstrikes targeted the town of Kabashin in the southern part of Afrin. The town is under the direct control of the Turkish military and the so-called Syrian National Army (SNA).
The airstrikes were likely a response to an earlier rocket attack on the town of al- Zahraa to the east of Kabashin. The attack, which was carried out with Turkish-made 122 mm rockets, injured three civilians, according to pro-government sources.
Tr militants bomb civilians’ homes with Zahra and Noubl pic.twitter.com/zeK5acUmIU
— Y.N.M.S (@ynms79797979) February 15, 2020
Earlier today, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) kicked off a new ground attack in the northern Aleppo countryside from its positions near al-Zahraa. Kurdish forces are reportedly taking part in the attack.
The situation in the northern Aleppo countryside will likely escalate further in the upcoming few hours, especially after the recent SAA advance in the western countryside.