Syrian Observatory: Turkish jets attack pro-authorities forces in Afrin

International Desk, Toukir Ahmed, Dhaka Office: Turkish warplanes attacked pro-Syrian government forces overnight, killing at least 17 humans in a village within the north of the Afrin location in northwestern Syria, the British-based totally Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday.

The useless blanketed 3 individuals of the Syrian Kurdish YPG pressure, while the relaxation came from militias that guide President Bashar al-Assad and entered Afrin last week to assist repel a Turkish offensive, the Observatory said.

The Turkish navy declined to comment on the Observatory report, however the Turkish state-run Anadolu news company reported on Friday that Turkish attack helicopters had killed nine YPG warring parties within the west of Afrin.

Another Turkish information employer, Dogan, suggested that Turkish and allied forces had started an operation on Friday morning to take control of the town of Rajo in Afrin.

Turkey and allied Syrian rebellion organizations started out their operation against the YPG in Afrin in January, aiming to force out the Kurdish defense force, which Ankara sees as a terrorist organization linked to an insurgency inner Turkey’s borders.

Despite making gradual development in the beginning, the offensive has gained manipulate over all Afrin’s border areas adjacent Turkey. Late on Thursday, the Turkish navy stated 8 Turkish soldiers have been killed and 13 injured in clashes in Afrin.

Last month, after the YPG asked the Syrian authorities to send its army to repel the offensive, pro-Syrian authorities militias crossed into Afrin and deployed alongside the frontlines with Turkey.

However, the circulate did no longer deter the Turkish offensive and has no longer thus far heralded any wider escalation regarding the Syrian authorities and the forces that assist it.