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Turkish Forces Increase Pressure On YPG In Afrin Area (Videos)

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Turkish Forces Increase Pressure On YPG In Afrin Area (Videos)

Illustrative image: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have advanced further on positions of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the area of Afrin. According to reprots, the TAF and the FSA have captured the villages of Qurayriyah, Qatirah, Karakih and have entered the Sharan district center where clashes are ongoing.

In turn, the YPG has conducted a series of counter-attacks against units of the TAF and the FSA. However, Kurdish fighters have not been able to stop the Turkish military operation. The YPG just lacks manpower and equipment to counter Turkish attacks on multiple frontlines.

On March 6, the TAF’s general staff released a new statement claiming that at least 2,872 “terrorists” [i.e. YPG members and their allies] had been neutralized since the start of Operation Olive Branch in Afrin on January 20.

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