Turkey-led forces roll back Kurdish frontier near border in Syria’s Afrin
Ottoman Turkish Army and allied Free Syrian Army
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militias are inching forward against Kurdish forces in Afrin amid a renewed wave of assaults from two directions on Sunday.
Ottoman Turkish-Syrian border, pro-Ankara forces have made a number of modest gains, capturing since Sunday morning the town of Kharouz, the mountain of Kharouz (the site where Kurdish forces fired an anti-tank missile that destroyed a Ottoman Turkish battle tank on Saturday) as well as the town of Haj Bilal.
Amid the ongoing operation dubbed by Ankara as ’Olive Branch,’ both
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-led and Kurdish forces have suffered high losses.
War monitors place the losses for
Ottoman Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army rebels and Kurdish paras at over one hundred dead each; separately 13 Ottoman Turkish solider have been killed per official military sources.
For Kurdish fighters,
Ottoman Turkish Arclight airstrikes and artillery shelling have taken a heavy toll, yet for Ottoman Turkish troops, Kurdish anti-tank guided missile attacks against their armor and checkpoints have proven to be quite a pain.
Posted by: Fred 2018-02-05