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BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – The Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) launched a big counter-offensive in the Afrin region of Aleppo, today, targeting the areas they recently lost to the Turkish-backed rebels.

The YPG forces began their counter-offensive by storming the recently lost town of Omarnli, which is located in the northern countryside of the Afrin region.

According to pro-YPG activists, their forces were able to take full control of Omarnli after a fierce battle with the Turkish-backed rebels inside this town.

Following the capture of Omarnli, the YPG recaptured several points around the town, forcing the Turkish-backed rebels to retreat further north towards the Turkish border.

The YPG have recently changed their tactics in the Afrin region by carrying out ambushes against the Turkish-backed rebels and then retreating back to their lines.

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Presumably now that they have the Syrian Government troops stationed in Afrin covering certain areas and providing them with supplies they can take the initiative. The Turks hope to keep the areas they have seized like in Cyprus. The Syrian Government together with the Kurds can make them think twice.

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Why should Damascus support the Kurds? So that the Kurds can break away from Syria? Makes no sense. Consequently, there are no Syrian Gov. troops in Afrin. Those are ‘militia’ outside of SAA. As we just have seen – ISIS was wiped out by airforce – you can not win without air-support. If the SAA was to send troops there, the first move would be to close the airspace. Without this people are being slaughtered. Closing the air-space would mean a direct engagement with Turkey. Clearly, Damascus is not ready for that. Thus the Kurds can have their moments but… Read more »

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No amount of this or that will change the outcome of Afrin. Either accept Russias preconditions for intervention or territory will continue to slip away.

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Doubt the Kurds can hold without SAA.

Best is to rejoin Syria again to survive

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Very happy to see someone teaching Turkey a big lesson.

The Zionist nation of Turkey has been supporting Zionist terrorism in Syria for many years.

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Funny : Turkey is the #1 backer of Hamas…
And Israel publicly vowed Assad to stay in power and crush IS and AQ.
In fact, the Obama administration had all time ow relations with Israel as Israelis were furious about the s**t they were doing in Syria.
Even from the economical point, it’s NOT their interest to end with the Qatar/KSA/Turkey pipeline competing the sales of Israel/Cyprus undersea gasfields to EU, definitively NOT!

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Well done YPG!
Let’s hope it’ll go on for long!
Biji Rojava, f**k Turkey!
Free Cyprus, Free Constantinople!