On March 3, the Turkish Army and its proxies from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the villages of Hemelke and Ramadiyah east of the Jandaris district center in the area of Afrin, according to sources linked to the FSA. The sources also announced that the Turkish Army had advanced east of the Shara district center and captured the village of Bafliyun.
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Meanwhile, the France Press Agency (AFP) reported that 36 fighters of the pro-government National Defense Forces (NDF) had been killed in a Turkish airstrike. According to local sources, the incident took place in the village of Kafr Janna in the northwestern part of the Afrin area.
The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) repelled an attack by the Turkish Army and its proxies around the center of the Jandaris district, according to the Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA). The ANHA said that YPG fighters had destroyed 4 vehicles of the Turkish-backed FSA.
The YPG press also reported that YPG fighters had repelled two attack by the Turkish Army and its proxies on their positions around the villages of Bafliyun and Cema in the Shara district. Two armored vehicles of the Turkish Army and 16 FSA fighters and Turkish Army soldiers were reportedly killed by the YPG there.
The Turkish Army will likely launch an attack on the center of the Jandaris district in the upcoming days. Earlier on March 3, Turkish forces established control of the Rajo district center.