The Turkish state and allied mercenary forces launched an operation against YPG in the villages outside of the city of Tal Rifaat north of Aleppo.
This operation was launched several successful and intensifying guerrilla attacks have been waged in Afrin by Kurdish forces.
Fascist forces shelled several villages and are, reportedly, occupying the towns Maranaz and Malikiya.
Turkey and Russia began their first patrols near the Syrian city of Tal Rifaat in the last week of March, and it is not clear if there has been some agreement between the two countries permitting a full-scale Turkish invasion of Tal Rifaat.
Allied revolutionary forces, like Tekoşîna Anarşîst, have not commented on the escalation but if the scale of the operation increases a response may prove necessary.