Turkish jets drop leaflets calling civilians staying in Afrin stop supporting Kurdish fighters, who use them as “human shield” and leave the territory held by the Kurdish forces.
Afrin is completely besieged by Turkish forces and Ankara-backed FSA militants now. The military prepares for the final push on Kurdish-held town.
Hundreds of civilians leave the area in the North of Syria where Turkish military and militants of the so-called ‘moderate opposition’ from Free Syrian Army conduct Olive Branch operation. Today Ankara said its military had ‘neutralized’ 3,444 Kurdish ‘terrorist’ fighters.
Kurdish PYD (Democratic Union Party) spokesman Ebrahim Ebrahim said thousands of civilians are fleeing Afrin city, which is being encircled by the Turkish forces, and heading toward the Syrian government-controlled territories.
A huge Turkish military convoy has arrived to Kilis border province early in the morning on Monday, March 12th.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkish forces and militants supported by TSK had surrounded the city of Afrin and were prepared to enter it at any moment.
The leadership of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces is expected to halt the Operation Jazeera Storm conducted in NE Syria.