Sunday March 18, 2018. Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters are seen near Mount Barsaya, northeast of Afrin Sunday March 18, 2018. Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters are seen near Mount Barsaya, northeast of Afrin

Syrian rebel fighters enter Afrin town, say Kurdish forces have pulled out

Sun, Mar. 18, 2018
ISTANBUL - 18 March 2018: Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies swept into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, taking control of the town center after Kurdish YPG forces pulled out, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said.

A spokesman for the rebel fighters said they entered Afrin before dawn from three fronts, meeting no resistance.

But a war monitor said clashes continued in parts of Afrin, the main town of the Afrin region which has been under Kurdish control for years. Afrin is one of three Kurdish cantons in northern Syria on the border with Turkey.
 
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