AFRIN, Syria – A pro-Syrian government militia has attempted to revenge comrades killed in a Turkish airstrike against their positions in the northwest Syrian region of Afrin.
The Turkish airstrike hit the Iranian-organized National Defense Forces (NDF) who are made up of local Syrians and usually act as a defensive force rather than offensive, as reported earlier by FRN. A total of eight NDF fighters were martyred in the attack.
The NDF in response has just fired dozens of rockets and mortars at Olive Branch forces.
Pro regime militias firing dozens of rockets towards Turkish army & Fsa positions in northern Aleppo countryside.
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The Olive Branch is the name of the operation launched by the Turkish military and their Syrian proxies to remove the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) from power in Afrin as they consider it to be a terrorist organization.
It is not known how many casualties the Olive Branch forces sustained from the barrage.