According to the Agency Firat, the Turkish army inflicted artillery strikes on the locations of the Kurdish forces in Afrin district (65 km from Aleppo). Also were fired at the settlements of tel-Rafaat, Belonia and Ayn Dekna.
Explains that the situation in the region Afrin, home to more than 1 million Syrian Kurds, remains extremely tense. Ankara is determined to deploy a full-scale “anti-terrorist” operation, which, according to Erdogan, could begin at any moment. Thus, engineering units of the Turkish armed forces had been dismantled, the border of the concrete wall of 12 points through which the Afrin will go armored vehicles, according to the channel Haberturk.
The American foreign Ministry calls on Turkey to refrain from military operations in the region. “We urge the Turkish side not to take such steps,” state Department spokesman Heather Nauert, commenting on the initiative of Erdogan.