Free Syrian Army liberated 10 more villages in Jarablus
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.29
Free Syrian Army (FSA) liberated 10 more villages in Jarablus Sunday from the armed wing of the PYD, Anadolu reported.
The FSA field commander said eight villages within a 20 kilometer (12 mile) radius of the city, which lies on the western bank of the Euphrates River, had been taken from the People's Protection Units (YPG), the armed wing of the PYD.
Separately, the Turkish prime minister's office said 10 villages around Jarabulus and three around Al-Rai, further to the west along the Turkish border, had been liberated by the FSA.
On Aug. 24 morning, the Turkish Air Force with the support of the coalition aircraft launched an operation to liberate the city of Jarabulus from the IS militants in northern Syria, near Aleppo city.
The operation was carried out under the name “Shield of the Euphrates.”
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives. Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh), the YPG and the PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.