Following advances north and west of Afrin, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and their proxies opened a new front against YPG/YPJ west of Afrin on January 22.
According to media and local sources, forces involved in Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch advanced from from the area of Azaz on the Barsaya Mountains and allegedly captured “multiple” points there. 10 members of Kurdish forces were reportedly captured.
— Ömer Özkizilcik (@OmerOzkizilcik) 22 January 2018
Now the TAF and pro-Turkish armed groups are pressuring YPG/YPJ forces from the three main directions.
Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that Kurdish representatives are involved in the upcoming Sochi peace congress on Syria.
#BREAKING Kurds invited to take part in Syria peace congress in Sochi: Lavrov
— AFP news agency (@AFP) 22 January 2018