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.
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— ANADOLU AJANSI (@anadoluajansi) February 9, 2018
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: