Afrin


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Afrin

(ăf′rĭn)
A trademark for the drug oxymetazoline hydrochloride.
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The SOHR noted that over 3,000 civilians have been kidnapped by the Ankara-backed militants since occupation of Afrin region last March, and said that civilians usually pay more than 10 million Syrian lira to the Turkish Army and Ankara-backed militants to secure their release.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the UK-based monitoring group, announced: "Turkish forces and the factions closed the roads leading to Afrin city and surrounded several neighborhoods of the city, while the heaviest clashes are concentrated in the middle of Afrin city in Al-Villat Street."
"Turkey's military offensive and occupation have exacerbated the suffering of Afrin residents, who have already endured years of bloody conflict.
Lavrov on Monday said the easiest way to normalise the situation in Afrin was to put the area back under the control of Syrian government, the Interfax news agency reported.
Turkey's Armed Forces and Free Syrian Army liberated Afrin city from PYD/YPG terrorists on March 18.
"In Afrin's center, it is no longer the rags of the terror organization that are waving but rather the symbols of peace and security."
The brutal Turkish bombardment on Afrin Hospital led to the martyrdom of 37 civilians, all of whom were wounded and displaced persons who had taken refuge in the hospital as the hospital went out of service.
The Turkish government has been waging war on Kurdish militants in Afrin for almost a month, using various types of weapons and shells, including the internationally-banned chlorine gas, killing and injuring hundreds of civilians and destroying infrastructure, properties, and historical landmarks.
The Turkish offensive on Afrin, code-named Operation Olive Branch, started Saturday and threatens to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the U.S.
In a relevant development on Wednesday, a number of Turkish Army soldiers were killed and wounded in military operations by the Kurdish fighters in Ankara-controlled areas in Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo, the Kurdish-language media sources said.
In proximity to Hamam village in the west of Jinderes, the border gate is called "Olive Branch" with reference to Turkey's cross-border counterterrorism operation in Afrin which was conducted between January-March this year to clear the region from Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and Daesh terrorists.
Turkey's Armed Forces and the Free Syrian Army liberated Afrin city from PYD/YPG terrorists March 18.