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Locals mobilize to defend territory in Syria’s Afrin

The Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) struck back against the Turkish-backed rebels in the northern countryside of the Afrin region, today, scoring a new advance after a short battle.

According to pro-YPG media, their forces managed to retake the town of Hajj Bilal after overrunning the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) in northern Afrin.

Meanwhile, at the Rajou District, the YPG has not only beaten back the Turkish-backed rebels, but also, recaptured several areas that were taken by the later over the weekend.

In addition to their counter-attack in Rajou, the YPG forces also recaptured some areas around the Bulbul District after a short battle with the Turkish-backed militants.

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