Turkish President Erdogan confirmed 8 troops were killed in operation ‘Olive Branch’ against the YPG in Afrin. This came hours after the YPG press office released shocking pictures showing the bodies and equipment of elite Turkish troops. Local sources say that the YPG is planning further ambushes to kill specifically elite troops to drain the Turkish force invading Syria.
Turkey has responded swiftly by deploying its gunships to the Afrin region to provide constant air support to troops on the ground. Turkish forces continue to advance into Afrin but casualties in ambushes may force a rethink of current military plans.