Turkish-backed rebels mobilize near Mount Barsaya (Photo credit: Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed rebels continued their advance in the Afrin region, today, targeting the towns under the control of the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Led by the Al-Sultan Suleiman Shah Brigade of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the Turkish-backed rebels captured the town of Shinkal in northern Afrin, forcing the YPG forces to retreat further south.

The town of Shinkal has been lost and captured by the Turkish-backed rebels at least twice since the advent of Operation Olive Branch.

As a result of this advance in northern Afrin today, the Turkish-backed rebels have seized at least a half dozen towns from the YPG forces in the last 72 hours.

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