The Gaza Post|The News of Palestine-Tehran
The Turkish Army troops and Ankara-backed militants continued Operation Olive Branch in Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo and pushed the Kurds back from one more village and several key hills, militant-affiliated websites reported on Wednesday.
The sources said that the forces of Operation Olive Branch advanced against the Kurdish fighters again and captured the village of Arshli and its surrounding hills, deploying near the town of Jandaris.
In the meantime, the sources said that the Turkish soldiers and allied militants further captured the village of Omar Simo Northeast of Afrin.
A Kurdish media outlet reported on Tuesday that the Turkish Army’s artillery units pounded for the first time the Central part of the town of Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo, inflicting an unspecified number of casualties on the civilian population.
Hawar news reported that the artillery units of the Turkish army and Ankara-backed militants opened heavy fire at populated neighborhoods in the Central part of Afrin.
It went on to say that the artillery units also targeted Afrin Hospital inside the town, killing and wounding a number of civilians, including several children. Yet, the news outlet said the exact number of casualties is not clear yet.