Turkish Army Expands Operations In Western Afrin, Captures Seven Villages (Map, Photos, Videos)

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Turkish Army Expands Operations In Western Afrin, Captures Seven Villages (Map, Photos, Videos)

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On February 9, The Turkish Army and its proxies from the Fee Syrian Army (FSA) captured the villages of Nesriyya, Dukkan, Iskan and Juqali Fawqani in the Jandaris district west of the city of Afrin, according to the Turkish Anadolu Agency.

Syrian opposition sources also announced that the Turkish-backed FSA had captured the villages of Orta Cakalli, Juqali Wastani and Soldujuk in the Sheikh al-Hadid district north of Jandaris.

Meanwhile, CNN Turkey TV reported that the Turkish Air Force (TAF) had destroyed 19 positions of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the Afrin area. The TAF resumed its operations against the YPG in Afrin on February 8.

From its side, the YPG announced that its fighters had repelled an attack of the Turkish-backed FSA on their positions in the village of Haj Bilal in the Sheikh al-Hadid district and killed 25 FSA fighters around the village. YPG fighters also destroyed a bulldozer of the Turkish Army with an ATGM in the Rajo district north of Afrin, according to the Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA).

The Turkish Army will likely launch a new attack west of Afrin to connect its positions in the districts of Jandaris and Sheikh al-Hadid in the upcoming days.

Photos of the Turkish-Backed FSA attack west of Afrin:

Turkish Army Expands Operations In Western Afrin, Captures Seven Villages (Map, Photos, Videos)

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Turkish Army Expands Operations In Western Afrin, Captures Seven Villages (Map, Photos, Videos)

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Turkish Army Expands Operations In Western Afrin, Captures Seven Villages (Map, Photos, Videos)

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Turkish Army Expands Operations In Western Afrin, Captures Seven Villages (Map, Photos, Videos)

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Turkish Army Expands Operations In Western Afrin, Captures Seven Villages (Map, Photos, Videos)

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Turkish Army Expands Operations In Western Afrin, Captures Seven Villages (Map, Photos, Videos)

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Turkish Army Expands Operations In Western Afrin, Captures Seven Villages (Map, Photos, Videos)

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  • PZIVJ

    Dutchnational: Is this true? :D

    • Michał Hunicz

      You have already smoked this k*rd :D

    • velociraptor
      • Michał Hunicz

        I hope these are some fake news.

        • velociraptor
          • You can call me Al

            I could not use your link so I have posted it below for others. God, I hope this is right:

            Reports of offensive by US-led forces against Syrian Army in Deir Ezzor may be false – opposition media begins scare campaign

            BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – Earlier reports that US-led forces operating in the province of Deir Ezzor commenced an offensive against the Syrian Arab Army and allied paramilitary groups may very well be false. Furthermore, it appears that opposition media is attempting to stir tensions between pro-Damascus and US-backed forces throughout scare reporting.

            On Friday, a variety of opposition media sources (some claiming to be local activists and others being general news) reported that Arab fighters of the US-led Deir Ezzor Military Council launched an artillery-backed assault the Syrian Army at the towns of Khasham and At-Tabiyyah on the east shore of the Euphrates River.

            The reports were convincing – detailing that the better known US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces group was not participating and that the attack was purely the initiative of the Deir Ezzor Military Council (with whom the Syrian Army has had front-line skirmishes with before).

            However despite this, official anti-ISIS coalition sources, Kurdish sources and Syrian Army sources remain – after many hours post-event – completely quiet on the matter.

            This serves to now shed serious doubt on opposition claims – more so since US airstrikes reportedly took place and still no statement from official American military sources has been put forth.

            Furthermore, the coordination of the reports and their detail seems to suggest that opposition media – in support of rebel groups (hostile to both US-backed forces and Syrian Army) – may be attempting to provoke conflict between pro-government and US-backed forces in the country’s east via scare reporting.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Dutch first has to confer with his alter ego PZ1V. The one that writes English more fluently :)

  • Davki

    Orta Cakalli and Juqali Wastani would seem to be the same place, at the least, the names are the same, the first is its Turkish, the latter its Arabic name.

  • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

    Ever wondered what happened to ISIS and Al Qaeda forces well we can see some more of them here.