Kurdish troops reported fierce fighting in ‘ Afrīn
MOSCOW, 24 Jan — RIA Novosti. The command of the “Syrian democratic forces” (SDF), the base of which is the Kurdish militia, reported continuing fierce battles with the Turkish army in the Syrian Affleck.
Clashes continue in the area of Rajo in the Northwest of the Canton of Afrin. Kurdish forces destroyed 37 “Pro-Turkish fighters”, two armored vehicles and military vehicle, according to the SDF.
The command of the “Syrian democratic forces” also said that the Turkish aircraft struck in that area, killing four civilians and 14 wounded, the Turkish artillery continued shelling of positions of Kurds in the area.
Violent clashes continued in the area of the Hamam. According to the statement of SDF, here they eliminated the commander of an Islamic battalion “Samarkand” Fayad al-Khalaf.
According to the Kurdish side, the Turkish army continues to try to master the height of Qastal Jando, during the fighting here killed the employee of the press center of the Kurdish militia, the YPG Tolhildan Velate.
The General staff of the Turkish armed forces on 20 January announced the beginning of “operation Olive branch” against the forces of the Syrian Kurds in Afrin, which Turkey considers a terrorist. Along with Turkey, the militants of the so-called “free Syrian army”. The Turkish military on January 23 reported that in Syria, the Afrin destroyed at least 260 members of Kurdish armed groups.