SDF carry out counterattacks on the northern and western borders of Afrin and the airstrikes renewed targeting the area


Roji Kurd: Aleppo Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Turkish warplanes are still flying over Afrin area in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored on Sunday evening the warplanes carrying out airstrikes on areas in the countryside of Afrin, coincided with the continued artillery and rocket shelling on the same areas, also the violent clashes continue between the Syria Democratic Forces against the rebel and Islamic factions and the Turkish Forces in areas in the northern and western border of Afrin with Turkey and Iskenderun, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the Syria Democratic Forces carrying out a counterattack, and they were able to advance in sites they lost and in points to which the Turkish forces advanced to during the daylight hours, where the Syria Democratic Forces are trying to advance in the area and force the Turkish forces and the factions to return to the other side of the border, the clashes are accompanied by the exchange of targeting in the contact areas between both parties. The clashes between both parties are concentrated in the areas of Shinkal, Admani, Shadia, Surka, Hamam, Kerdu and other areas along the western and northern borders of Afrin, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published during the past few hours that 6 fighters at least of the factions were killed in the clashes, while 2 fighters were killed of Syria Democratic Forces in the same clashes.

The Syrian Observatory also published that the aerials shelling is still ongoing along with violent clashes, and the death toll is still increasing, as a result of recovering more dead bodies from under the rubbles caused by the aerial and artillery shelling on Afrin areas in the northeastern countryside eof Aleppo, where it rose to at least 11, the number of people killed and documented by the SOHR, who were killed in the massacre carried out by Turkish warplanes on  Madjanah area in Jelbara village in the southeast of Afrin city, causing the death of 8 civilians  from one family from Ma’ert Al-Noaman countryside in Idlib province, including a woman and 5 children below the age of 18, rising to 21 at least, including 6 children and women, the number of those killed within 24 hours of shelling of the Turkish forces and warplanes on Afrin area.

Airstrikes by squadron of warplanes consecutively target the area of Afrin , its vicinity, suburbs, and countryside, in conjunction with artillery and missile shelling on areas near the borders with Turkey and Iskenderun, while violent clashes are taking place between the SDF against the Turkish forces and the rebel and Islamic factions operating within the “Olive Branch” Operation in areas of Shenkal, Hamam, Kardo, Ada Many, Gharbala, and Balia, at the northern borders of Afrin with the Turkish side, and the western borders with Iskenderun, where the SOHR monitored human losses, where at least 6 fighters of the factions in these clashes, while 2 fighters of the SDF were killed in the same clashes.




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