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BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Turkish Army and allied Free Syrian Army militias are inching forward against Kurdish forces in Afrin amid a renewed wave of assaults from two directions on Sunday.

Along the Turkish-Syrian border, pro-Ankara forces have made a number of modest gains, capturing since Sunday morning the town of Kharouz, the mountain of Kharouz (the site where Kurdish forces fired an anti-tank missile that destroyed a Turkish battle tank on Saturday) as well as the town of Haj Bilal.

Amid the ongoing operation dubbed by Ankara as ‘Olive Branch,’ both Turkey-led and Kurdish forces have suffered high losses.

War monitors place the losses for Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army rebels and Kurdish paras at over one hundred dead each; separately 13 Turkish solider have been killed per official military sources.

For Kurdish fighters, Turkish airstrikes and artillery shelling have taken a heavy toll, yet for Turkish troops, Kurdish anti-tank guided missile attacks against their armor and checkpoints have proven to be quite a pain.

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Daeshbags Sux
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Kurds need serious SAMs and ManPADS.

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IMHO yes. They need more off all. Wars are won by supplies, the factories, good training, by careful planing and a cold head. Not by alahu akbar shouting bravery.

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The best and worst is still to come. For Erdog and his gangs Afrin will be what Kobane was for Daesh. So far they achieved nearly nothing in two weeks but murdering numerous civilians. The turkey will be slaughtered as his tentacles are already been cut by the heroic YPJ women. And at the current rate, there will be no leopards left anymore when the SAA tigers finally reach Afrin’s borders from the liberation of Idlib. After that, the good people of Suria will be able to clean Azaz, Al Bab and Jarablus from the Ottoman scum and the criminal… Read more »

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Keep dreaming your racist separatist kurds are going down.