Turkish troops managed to take control over vast areas near Arfin town in northern Syria.
The Turkish Army has recaptured more areas, located in the outskirts of Arfin town in the northern part of Aleppo province, the Kurdish Hawar news agency reported on Tuesday.
According to the news agency, vast areas near the village of Jaqleh in Shieh region of Afrin were seized by Turkish troops. Hawar noted that a shepherd was also targeted by Turkish snipers in Jaqleh village.
On Monday, the news agency reported that Turkish soldiers tried to force Arab citizens, living in northern Syria, to join Turkey-backed militants, fighting in the frameworks of the Euphrates Shield operation. Those, who did not want to obey, were killed.
According to Hawar, at least four civilians, who refused to join the forces of the Euphrates Shield operation, were shot dead by Turkish soldiers in villages, located near Kari Sabi town in northern Syria. The news agency noted that bodies of the killed civilians were left by Turkish troops in a border region, located between Rojava and Bakour in the Syrian Kurdistan. Reportedly, the Turkish side wanted to send the four killed civilians to Rojava across the border, however, it faced tough opposition by the civilians.