Pro-Syrian regime militias enter Afrin: Report

Pro-Syrian regime militias enter Afrin: Report

BEIRUT – Reuters
Pro-Syrian regime militias enter Afrin: Report

Syrian state television showed a convoy of pro-government militias backed by Syrian Forces said to be entering the northern Afrin district on Feb. 20.

Forces wearing camouflage fatigues waved weapons and Syrian flags from their vehicles as they crossed through a checkpoint.

Syrian state TV also claimed that Turkish troops were shelling the entrance of the northern enclave of Afrin shortly after scores of pro-government forces entered the area.

Meanwhile, state-run Anadolu Agency said that Pro-Syrian government forces retreated about 10 km away from city before reaching Syria's Afrin after Turkish Artillery fire.

Afrin, Syria, pro-regime, militias