Skip to comments.Afrin witnesses the displacement of more than 150 thousand citizens from it with ongoing aerial and
Posted on 03/17/2018 9:47:32 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
Aleppo Province The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Afrin area is witnessing Turkish aerial, artillery and rocket shelling, which did not calm down all last night, where the shelling targeted areas in Afrin city, its outskirts and its vicinity, in conjunction with ongoing displacement of citizens towards the towns of Nubl and Al-Zahraa, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the number of people displaced from Afrin city exceeded 150 thousand citizens who has been displaced since Wednesday night, the 14th of March 2018, towards the towns of Nubl and Al-Zahraa in the northern countryside of Aleppo city, controlled by gunmen loyal to the regime, amid continuous fears for the lives of the people stayed in the city, in conjunction with the continuation of the violent clashes between the YPG and the Self-Defense Forces against the rebel and Islamic factions and the Turkish forces, in areas in both northern and western entrances of Afrin city, where the forces of the Olive Branch Operation are continuing their attempts to advance into the area, amid exchange of targeting in the clash areas between the both parties.
And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published last night that the Turkish forces and their warplanes renewed their targeting for places in Afrin area, which is located in the northwestern sector of Aleppo Province, where the shelling targeted Afrin Hospital which is the only hospital in the city, and caused a massacre in and around the hospital, where at least 16 people were killed including 2 pregnant women, and others were injured with varying severity, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, where it rose to 43 including 7 children and 2 pregnant women, the number of civilians who were killed today, Friday, 16th of March 2018, in Afrin city, raising to 270 including 43 children and 28 citizens, the number of civilians of the al-Kurds, Arabs and Armenians, who were killed in the Turkish aerial, artillery and missile shelling, and in executions against several citizens in Afrin area since the 20th of January 2018, also the shelling injured hundreds of citizens with varying severity, while it rose to 447 including 71 soldiers of the Turkish forces, the number of the members and fighters of the Turkish forces and the factions who were killed in the clashes against the Kurdish Units in Afrin area, while it rose to 429, the number of fighters of the YPG and the Self-Defense forces who were killed in the shelling and clashes in Afrin countryside, since the start of Operation Olive Branch, while 91 members at least of regime forces NDF were killed in the Turkish shelling since they started to enter on the 20th of February 2018.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday evening, that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the Turkish Forces advance and reaches the vicinity of Maabatli town Mabata, which is inhabited by Kurdish citizens of the Alawite sect, amid shelling targeted areas at the outskirts of town and its surroundings, with the continuation of Turkish shelling on Afrin city and its countryside of, amid overflights by Turkish warplanes in the sky of the area, while the displacement of citizens from Afrin city to the towns of Nubl and Zahra continue, in an attempt by civilians to reach these two towns which are control by fighters loyal to the regime, after the displacement of more than 35000 civilians during the past 48 hours, fleeing the city which suffers catastrophic humanitarian conditions, where the fear on lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians in Afrin city and connected villages continues, amid repeated calls by civilians through the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights to the international community to move and do something about the Turkish holocaust that began on Wednesday, the 14th of March 2018, by aerial and ground bombardment on Afrin city, where the areas that are connected to it still have no electricity, water and communications, and also suffer sharp decrease in the bread and fuel, while queues of civilians continue to line up in front of the only remaining bread furnace in Afrin city.
This is a massacre, but YPG/YPJ and SDF have killed large numbers of Turkey's FSA Jihadi Militia fighters. And have destroyed over 40 tanks.
This will be a massacre if Turkey manages to overrun Efrin. If Syria had air support, this would not happen. But they don't.
In a little over 2 weeks, the next FReepathon will begin.
We need to finish this one first.
Come on FReepers, lets do this!!!
Sadly no one in the West will care. Our governments only seem to get up in arms when Communists or Terrorists are being dispatched...and that is not the case here.
Afrin witnesses the displacement of more than 150 thousand citizens from it with ongoing aerial and ground shelling and new Turkish attempts to advance and storm the city
These are good people being killed by evil animals.
And they are good soldiers. Without air support it is very hard. 2 months of holding almost unlimited forces at bay. Man of Turkey’s militia’s are in fact ISIS and al Qaeda vermin.
Turkey has killed as many civilians (women and children) as they have soldiers.
This should not be allowed to happen. Period.
From March 16th
Overwhelmed and angry nurse at a hospital in Afrin:
NATO is killing our people, not just Turkey. Europe and U.S. share responsibility in the killing of these people here.
Yes, I saw that. I cannot blame them for feeling that way, but I also know what happens if we do stop it.
UN will not and can not stop it.
It will only stop when brute force is applied.
Turkey, Russia and Iran think they have us in a lose lose situation.
Where this will go, will be decided in the next few days. Possibly tomorrow. Not much more than a very few days.
Will the result be genocide? Not sure, but I see nothing indicating it will not go that far. NOTHING.
Turkey is not Communist. It is Fascist.
Turkey is an Islamist Fascist Dictatorship.
And it is a terrorist nation.
So, where is the threshold?
As of 6 minutes ago, reporter Ivan Sidorenko on twitter:
#Syria #Aleppo #northernaleppo #Afrin #Efrin #Efrine #Turkey
Pro Militant Activists are already claiming the city of Afrin has been captured by Turkish Forces & Turkish Backed Syrian Militants
On Twitter @IvanSidorenko1 is updating with pics taken within the hour in Afrin.
That is wrong. They have shut down all communications into Efrin by destroying the communication towers in the region.
But Turks have been telling wild lies for weeks.
It will not fall that quick, the Kurd solders will fight to the end. They might choose to leave the city at some point, but I cannot see them abandoning the civilians. They will all fight.
Turkey and the militias have been badly bloodied in this. That is not mentioned back home in Turkey.
Now, outside reinforcements? Not sure if that is a possibility. If this becomes a genocide and Turkey kills hundreds of thousands of civilians, there will be a reaction.
I’m pretty sure it is a fake Turk Propaganda account.
It is just now 8:00 AM in Afrin. I’m not believing it.
That account is talking about the battle in #EasternGhouta.
That is between Assad’s Iranian militias and al Qaeda. Nothing to do with Turkey.
I say it is a propaganda account.
WTF are we doing in the Mideast? What is the national security interest? Dumb people, even with good intentions, will help destroy this country. That's only foreign policy!!! Domestically, this Republic is teetering on catastrophic collapse.
Why can’t the U.S., Israelis Egyptians or Saudis just kill the terrorist Erdogan already?
@IvanSidorenko1 is a Russian Photojournalist who usually embeds with the SAA. He embeds w/ the Tiger Forces quite a bit. He has been covering Ghouta, Damascus,, Al
Tanf, but the photos labeled Afrin are not Ghouta.
He gets around, and despite his favoring the legitimate government of Syria, his journalism has never been called propaganda.
Unlike Syrian Human Rights Watch which is based in Britain, by someone who is not boots on the ground in Syria, Sidorenko is and has been documenting the war in Syria from Syria. He is often right in the middle of battles and bombings.
This video certainly looks like Turks entering Afrin this morning.
*** Why cant the U.S., Israelis Egyptians or Saudis just kill the terrorist Erdogan already? ***
Turkey is our NATO partner/Ally/brother.
***They have shut down all communications into Efrin by destroying the communication towers in the region.
But Turks have been telling wild lies for weeks.***
If you followed Sidorenko, you’d know he has Sat Comm’s.
He doesn’t have to rely on cell towers.
The US will be OK.
I am concerned for my Syrian friends in Efrin.
Communication into Efrin has been destroyed. I know how these people fight. They will not back away from the battle.
They are in a very tough situation.
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