BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) have imposed full control over the strategic mountaintop of Jabal Barsaya, today, after a fierce battle with the Turkish-backed rebels.

The battle for Jabal Barsaya began three days ago, when the Turkish-backed rebels attempted to capture this mountaintop in the northeastern part of the Afrin Canton.

While they were able to seize several hilltops and trenches, the Turkish-backed rebels were never able to fully take control of Jabal Barsaya, as the YPG forces continued to hold their ground.

Jabal Barsaya is the highest point in the Afrin Canton; if captured by the Turkish-backed rebels, they would immediately have fire control over many towns south of the mountaintop.

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