BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – A high ranking Free Syrian Army (FSA) commander was killed in the northern part of the Afrin Canton, Tuesday, after his forces clashed with the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) at the town of Hamam.

According to local reports, the commander of the Samraqand Brigade of the Free Syrian Army, Ahmad Fayyadh Al-Khalaf, was killed during the rebel attempt to capture Hamam from the YPG forces on Tuesday.

Khalaf is the highest ranking FSA commander to be killed during Operation Olive Branch.

The Free Syrian Army no longer holds the town of Hamam after the Kurdish-led forces launched a swift counter-attack to recapture the town this afternoon.

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bobby Ingram
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bobby Ingram
2018-01-23 23:23

I have supported the Kurds for years, I hope they can find a peaceful way forward.

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Floriangeyer
2018-01-24 01:39
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Are you also saying that you support the illegal occupation in Syria by the USA ?

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Stern Daler
2018-01-24 11:53
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No he did not say that. You mix up US and Kurds. Kurds work as US mercenaries but that is a different story.

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Floriangeyer
2018-01-25 02:43
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The Kurds in Syria are de facto mercenaries for US and Israeli hegemony in Syria , ergo the Kurds that have taken up arms against the elected Syrian Government are by definition , Terrorists funded by a foreign power.

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Stern Daler
2018-01-27 23:48
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Taking up arms is no act of terrorism, per se.
Erdogan also makes this mistake.

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Floriangeyer
2018-01-28 02:32
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Tell that to the government of your home country if you take up arms against them Stern. 🙂