Syria’s Afrin without water as battle between Turkish-led forces and Kurdish YPG continues


February 9, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

AFRIN, Syria – The northwest Syrian canton of Afrin has been without water since Wednesday as battles between Turkish-led forces and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) continues to wage.

Turkish airstrikes and artillery have deliberately targeted water sources and infrastructure.

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This comes as Turkish airstrikes have also hit hospiutals and other civilian infrastructure that could lead to a major humanitarian catastrophe.

Turkey launched its Olive Branch Operation against the YPG on January 20. Despite battling for nearly three weeks, Turkish-led forces are yet to make any significant advancements against the YPG.

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