On February 11, the Turkish Army and its proxies from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the village of Hec Iskendere in the Jandaris district west of the city of Afrin, according to the Turkish Anadolu Agency. Syrian opposition sources also claimed that the Turkish-backed FSA had captured the village of Saranjik in the district of Rajo north of Afrin.
Anadolu Agency also reported that Turkish Air Force (TAF) warplanes had destroyed several positions of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) along the Turkish border with the Afrin area. The Turkish Army’s artillery also shelled the YPG’s positions west of Afrin, according to the media outlet.
From its side, the YPG said that its fighters had repelled the Turkish-backed FSA attack on the village of Saranjik after five hours of clashes inside and around it. According to the Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA), YPG fighters killed 11 Turkish Army soldiers and 21 fighters of the Turkish-backed FSA during the last 24 hours. Turkish sources confirmed ANHA claims.
Furthermore, ANHA reported that YPG fighters had destroyed a battle tank, an armored vehicle and a bulldozer of the Turkish Army with ATGMs in the district of Bulbul north of Afrin.
Meanwhile, Syrian opposition and Turkish sources confirmed that the Turkish Army deployed several new armored units and hundreds of FSA fighters around the Afrin area. These reinforcements will likely take part in a new wave of attacks against Kurdish forces in Afrin.