BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed rebels scored a small advance in the Afrin region of Aleppo on Friday after a fierce battle with the Kurdish-led YPG forces.
According to pro-opposition activists, the Turkish-backed rebels captured the town of Muskan in the Rajou District, forcing the YPG to retreat further south towards the city of Afrin.
In addition to their advance at the Rajou District, the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) seized the town of Balfour near the imperative Jandaris axis in southern Afrin.
YPG activists claimed that at least ten FSA rebels were killed during their attack, while the overall death toll for the Kurdish forces is unknown.
As a result of this advance, the Turkish-backed forces now control over 415 square kilometers of territory inside the Afrin region of Aleppo.