The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have captured the villages of Banikan. Memalan, Maskanli and Atmana from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and surrounded the town of Rajo in the Syrian area of Afrin.
The town of Rajo is now the key target of the TAF and the FSA west of Afrin. If Rajo falls into the hands of the Turkish forces, the entire YPG defense northwest of the city of Afrin may collapse.
The YPG has destroyed a vehlicle belonging to the FSA in the village of Gawanda in the Rajo area. According to pro-Kurdish sources, over 40 members of the Turkey-led forces have been recently killed in clashes.
Meanwhile, the Kurdish news agency ANHA reported that Turkish attack helicopters had struck the villages of Ramadiya and Hamilka as well as had conducted raids in the areas of Badina and Mobata.