Opposition media sources stated that the Turkish Army carried out on Wednesday evening concentrated artillery bombardment on Kurdish mobilization points in Afrin and its surroundings.
Sources added that clashes took place near Azaz as Kurds retaliated against Turkish shelling.
Sources also say that the area witnessed closure of roads between Afrin, Darret Izza, and Azaz for commercial and civilian activity.
Turkish Army is currently mobilizing dozens of BMPs, tanks, and armored vehicles ahead of an anticipated offensive against the Kurds of Afrin.
A Turkish military convoy had arrived to Hatay border province including troop carriers and oil tankers as well as special forces units.
Earlier today, a large batch of reinforcements including 20 tanks arrived on the southwestern border of Afrin.