Syrian rebel fighters enter Afrin town, say Kurdish forces have pulled out

by Reuters
Sunday, 18 March 2018 07:22 GMT

ISTANBUL, March 18 (Reuters) - Turkish-backed Syrian rebel fighters entered the town of Afrin shortly before dawn on Sunday and have taken control of parts of it after Kurdish YPG forces pulled out, a spokesman for the Free Syrian Army rebel fighters said.

Mohammad al-Hamadeen said the fighters had so far not encountered any opposition. (Reporting by Dominic Evans; editing by Jason Neely)

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