On March 15, the Turkish Army and its proxies from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the villages of Miske Fwqani, Miske Tahtani, Baraka, Gumazanli, Ali Jaro, Zarka, Jalur and Hamorajo in the western and northwestern parts of the Afrin area, according to sources linked to the FSA.
Additionally, the Turkish Army reportedly advanced in the northern part of the Afrin area and captured the villages of Mahabiyah, Qutan, Berkshli, Jalaki, Maydankiand, Kurseli and the town of Maydanki.
The Turkish Air Force (TAF) continued its heavy bombardment campaign on the city of Afrin for the second day in a row, the Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA) reported. The ANHA claimed that 13 civilians had been killed and 23 had been injured in the TAF bombardment during the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) announced that their fighters had killed 25 Turkish Army soldiers and FSA fighters in the northern and western parts of the Afrin area.
YPG fighters also destroyed a vehicle of the Turkish Army with an ATGM in the outskirt of the city of Afrin, according to the YPG press.
Currently, the Turkish Army is working to capture all the reaming YPG positions in the northern and western parts of the city of Afrin. On the same time, Turkey is allowing YPG fighters to flee the city via the remaining open route. The Afrin city itself may become the next target of the Turkish Army. However, some Kurdish activists doubt this possibility.