More Popular Forces Arrive in Afrin

21 February، 2018
Aleppo, SANA

More numbers of popular forces arrived in Afrin area on Wednesday afternoon to support the locals against Daesh terrorists and the aggression launched by the Turkish regime since January 20.

SANA’s reporter in Afrin said that new groups of popular forces arrived in Afrin area through Aleppo-Nubol road 24 hours after the arrival of the first batch whose members have been deployed in the specified points and centers to support the locals defending their villages and their homes against Daesh attacks and the aggression of Turkish regime and its mercenaries.

On Tuesday, Turkish forces attempted to prevent the first batch of popular forces from arrival and targeted with artillery their locations upon arrival in the area of Afrin, in addition to targeting media delegations that are covering the arrival of the forces.

The popular forces will engage in confronting the Turkish aggression and Daesh terrorist organization, defending Syria’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, and thwarting the attempt to occupy the city by Erdogan regime and its terrorist mercenaries.

Turkish regime continues its brutal aggression on Afrin for 33rd consecutive day, causing the death and injury of more than 360 civilians, the majority of whom are women and children.

Shaza/Rasha Raslan

Turkish regime continues its aggression on Afrin for 33rd consecutive day, 5 civilians injured

21 February، 2018
Aleppo, SANA

More civilians were killed or injured and material damage was caused to the citizens’ houses and public facilities in Afrin city and its villages in the countryside of Aleppo due to the aggression waged on the area by the forces of the Turkish regime and its mercenaries.

SANA’s reporter said on Wednesday that the forces of the Turkish regime and its mercenaries bombarded and fired rockets at the residential neighborhoods of Afrin city, injuring one family, which includes the father and his four children, in al-Ashrafiyeh neighborhood.

The injured people were admitted to Afrin hospital, according to the reporter.

The reporter added that the Turkish regime continued targeting with different types of weapons the houses, farms, and infrastructure in the villages and towns of Afrin area, causing huge damage to them.

The Turkish regime has been launching a barbaric aggression on Afrin area for 33 days, using different types of weapons and shells, including chlorine gas, leaving more than 630 civilians dead or injured, mostly women and children, in addition to destroying a number of bread production facilities, water pumping stations, schools, a train station, and historical landmarks, displacing thousands of civilians in the process.

H. Zain/ Hazem Sabbagh

YPG Spokesman: Syrian Army in Afrin to End Turkish Occupation

TEHRAN (FNA)- A spokesman for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) underlined that the Syrian army forces have been called to Afrin to end the Turkish army occupation and aggression.

“Deployment of a part of the Syrian army forces in Afrin is aimed at confronting the Turkish government attacks,” Nouri Mahmoud was quoted as saying by the Kurdish media on Wednesday.

He stressed that the world has admitted the Syrian army’s high capabilities, and said, “They are responsible for protecting the Syrian territories and therefore, their presence is aimed at defending Syria’s territorial integrity.”

Mahmoud confirmed that a number of Syrian army forces were deployed in Afrin on Tuesday at the Kurds’ demand.

Meantime, pro-Damascus popular forces entered the Kurdish-held town of Afrin, as Ankara said its forces have prevented the popular forces from entering Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo.

The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen TV reported that the Damascus-affiliated popular force have entered the town of Afrin via the Ziyareh passageway after leaving the towns of Nubl and al-Zahra.

It went on to say that the Turkish army’s artillery units and Air Force pounded the movements and positions of the popular forces in Kafin region to prevent them from entering Afrin, adding that the popular forces launched retaliatory attack on the Turkish troops and destroyed one of their drones.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had previously announced that Ankara force would prevent the pro-Damascus popular forces from entering Afrin.

Media sources reported on Tuesday that Ankara was attempting to block the Syrian popular forces’ deployment in Afrin in Northern Syria to halt clashes between the Kurds and the Turkish army.

Al-Mayadeen news channel confirmed that several routes in Marimin, Bastouleh and Jabal al-Ahlam which were due to be used by the Syrian volunteer forces to enter Afrin have been attacked by the Turkish army.