BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed rebels are steadily advancing inside the Afrin region of Aleppo, seizing several localities that were under the control of the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Led by the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the Turkish-backed rebels continued their advance on Tuesday, capturing the towns of Qarbash, Kafr Dali Al-Tahtani, Masar Hak, and Deir Mushmush.

As a result of this advance, the Turkish-backed rebels have only 5km left before they fully surround Afrin city.

The Turkish-backed forces have been recently advancing without any real resistance from the Kurdish-led YPG, as the latter seems more focused on the actual defenses of Afrin city.

 

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