On February 28, the Turkish General Staff released a statement claiming that a total of 2,814 ‘terrorists’ have been neutralized since the start of Ankara’s Operation Olive Branch in the Syrian area of Afrin. The military still continues to argue that some mysterious ISIS members were among the neutralized ‘terrorists’.
Meanwhile, intense fighting continued between Turkey-led forces and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) across the area of Afrin.
On February 27, the YPG repelled few attacks by the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF). Since then, the FSA and the TAF have been preparing for a new push in Afrin.