Three Turkish air strikes hit a checkpoint held by pro-Syrian-government Shi’ite militiamen on the road to Afrin in northwestern Syria on Wednesday 14 March 2018, killing ten fighters, a pro-government commander told Reuters. The Shi’ite militias, which control the nearby villages of Nubul and Zahraa, recently assumed control of the position in agreement with the…

On March 11, the Turkish Army and its proxies from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) reached the outskirts of the city of Afrin from the eastern direction after they had captured the village of Qibare, according to sources linked to the FSA. The Turkish Army also continued its advance in the Jandaris district west of…

Turkish Army Captures Center Of Sheikh al-Hadid District In Afrin, Secure Route To Idlib On March 4, the Turkish Army and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the center of the Sheikh al-Hadid district and the villages of Mistekan and Araendi north of it, in the western part of the Afrin area, according to the…

According to the Turkish news agency Anadolu, the Turkish army and pro-turkish members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), have taken control of the town of Rajo, saturday 3rd March 2018. The forces have also reportedly captured the villages of Ramadiye and Hamilek to the south-west of Afrin during the offensive. “Second stage” of the…

Well-informed Syrian sources have told that new groups of forces loyal to the Syrian government are preparing to enter Afrin despite the firing of Turkish artillery to join the groups that entered on Tuesday, 20 February 2018. The new reinforcements are arriving from Aleppo province. Two groups had entered the pocket of Afrin on Tuesday…

According to the Turkish Anadolu Agency, the Turkish Army “neutralized” 43 fighters of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin area during the last 24 hours. The YPG repelled several attacks of the Turkish Army and the Turkish-backed FSA on its positions in the Rajo district, according to the Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA)….

This map provides a general look at the military situation in the Syrian area of Afrin on February 9, 2018. The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are still struggling in an attempt to break the YPG defense north of the city of Afrin. The YPG had repelled attacks by the…

Israeli strike near Damas Overnight on February 7, the Israeli Air Force fired three missiles at a target in the Damascus countryside. The strike was allegedly aimed at a technology research center in the Jamraya area. According to pro-government sources, the Syrian Air Defense Forces shot down at least one missile.. Following the incident, the…

On February 4, the Turkish Army and its proxies from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the village of Haj Bilal in the Shaykh al-Hadid district west of the city of Afrin, according to Turkish media. Turkish sources also claimed that the Turkish Army had captured the village of Shaykh Khurus north of Afrin. However,…

“Olive branch” Turkish military offensive The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the town of Bulbul as well as the villages of Ali Kar, Za’ra and al-Ham from Kurdish YPG forces in the area of Afrin. According to pro-Turkish sources, over 24 YPG members were killed in the recent clashes….