BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed rebels have reportedly captured the strategic town of Bulbul after a fierce battle with the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Led by the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the Turkish-backed rebels were on a roll in northwestern Afrin, today, capturing a number of towns located north of Bulbul.

With town of Bulbul captured, the Free Syrian Army and their allies will now attempt to seize the entire district, which is still partially controlled by the YPG forces.

Once the Bulbul District is firmly under their control, the Free Syrian Army and their allies will have a firm hold over the northwestern corridor of Afrin.

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