The fighters of the Kurdish «Forces of national self-defense» announced the reflection of the March 9 attack groups of the «Syrian free army» supported by Turkish armor and artillery, near the town of Afrin, news Agency ANF and TASS.
In a statement, the Kurds argued that the formation of the FSA and Turkish troops advancing on the Kurdish militia has lost over the past day 313 people were killed, including several field commanders and officers, had destroyed several armored vehicles.
To date, the command of the Turkish army said the destruction of over 3,200 Kurdish militias in the course of «operation Olive branch». The Kurds deny these allegations, reporting on the deaths of thousands of Turkish soldiers and the Syrian rebels. In this case, as the Turks and the Kurds, and accuse the opposite side of involvement in the death of civilians.
Operation «Olive branch» was started by the Turkish army on 20 January 2018, in the North of Syria, near the city of Afrin. Its aim was the expulsion of the Kurdish armed forces (YPG, YPJ) from the border area. Information on losses of the parties are very contradictory.