Map update: Dozens of villages fall to Turkish-led forces in Afrin region
The Turkish military backed by the Syrian rebels of the so-called “Euphrates shield” continue their wide-scale offensive across the Afrin region in northwestern Syria.
On Sunday, Turkish troops and FSA militants captured 18 hamlets during the operation, which aims to remove YPG/PKK- militants from northwestern Afrin region of Syria, according to Anadolu agency.
The Turkish army and FSA have fully surrounded Afrin’s city center after advancing 1.5 kilometers (0.9 mile) from east to southwest on the east-south line of the map.
Also, only 3.5 kilometers (2.1 miles) remains to be surrounded from the south.
Since the launch of the operation, Turkish military and the FSA have snatched 193 locations, including five town centers, 155 villages, 33 strategic mountains and hills and one YPG/PKK base.