Clashes intensified on Friday between the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Turkish military forces in Afrin District, in northwestern Syria, according to kurdish media.
Turkey’s military entered Syrian territory near Afrin in Aleppo, and shelled a YPG-held village.
“The Kurdish village of Bilbil in Afrin District was hit by several Turkish shells. At least five civilians were injured in the attack,” kurdish media said.
“After crossing the border into Syria, the Turkish Army targeted Bibil in preparation to storm the village and take it as a base for further offensives on the Kurdish district of Afrin,”
“However, the YPG responded by bombing a Turkish military convoy to prevent them from further advancing into Afrin,” the source reported.
Clashes between their fighters and the Turkish forces continued for nearly 2 hours.