Turkey announced that it had launched Operation Olive Branch on January 20 to clear Syria's Afrin region of the YPG/PKK and Daesh, which Turkey considers a threat to its national security.
Several gun repair and manufacturing shops have sprung up in Azaz city, and one particular weapon is in demand—the AK-47, locally referred to as the "Bin Laden".
In response to a YPG attack targeting Turkey-backed FSA, Turkish forces neutralised YPG targets in the town of Azaz in northern Syria.
The opposition-held border town is running short of medicine, food and electricity as regime forces and the YPG continue to cut off surrounding roads.
US Army orders its troops in Syria to remove YPG patches after anger from Turkey.
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