The worst part is as the conflict continues the hospitals will become more stressed and lose their ability to care for people effectively. I recommend that other people read this article as well to remember the human side of these conflicts that we follow. Turkey started the Afrin conflict but YPG must to the right thing in response By that I mean they should stop preventing civilians from being able to flee Afrin. The Syrian Government has given permission for YPG movements in and out using government territory and I assume that means they are also open for refugees. People would be much safer in a place like Aleppo City or Rojava. Maybe they are preventing them from leaving to make their soldiers fight harder like in Lenningrad, but it's also a propaganda tool for them. Such a dirty tactic. It's not worth it. People with contacts in Afrin report this. It's most likely true because there has been no news at all about refugees from Afrin, they are trapped in there. The only refugees I've heard of are people who fled before Olive Branch started.I don't believe that Turkey would bomb civilian only targets intentionally, it's a waste of money and probably bad for morale. If they were so bad they would have bombed the hospitals like Russia/Syrian gov. to reduce the YPG's ability to treat wounded soldiers, but they haven't. Or maybe I'm wrong and they are intentionally killing what they know are civilian targets but I will give them the benefit of the doubt for now. TFSA have fully captured mount Barsaya this time it seems: The mountain was extremely important to the YPG and heavily fortified. The loss of the mountain has given TFSA fire control over a huge area. Another hill has been captured in the Rajo area (upper left side of Afrin map) Turkey sending M110 203mm Self-Propelled Artillery to Afrin, possibly to mount Bursaya YPJ fighter Avesta Khabur blew herself up to stop Turkish forces from advancing in village of Jindires. Reports say it was a grenade and she killed herself to prevent being captured by TFSA. Two Turkish soldiers were killed (not confirmed). This could have a counterproductive effect since TFSA has been fine with capturing YPG fighters alive but if they become afraid of suicide bombers it could lead to YPG fighters being shot instead of detained. A large Turkish convoy has entered Idlib province. Lots of tweets saying the road ahead of them was bombed by Syrian/Russian planes. No one really knows what has happened yet and the convoy is currently stopped with its lights off. The rumors of them being escorted by HTS are false. Turkey may be trying to expand its occupation into Idlib. I can't read this map so I might be wrong in my explanation. The Astana agreement between Russia, Turkey and Iran allowed for a ceasefire between the Idlib Rebels and the Syrian government + Allies, excluding HTS, and the concession of some rebel held territory. The Government would then be able to launch a military campaign to capture Abu al-Duhur airbase and city and Turkey + most rebel groups would leave HTS to fight the government by itself as part of the deal. The purple is the areas the Government has retaken, blue looks like the area that was part of the agreement but not yet captured by the Government, and Green must be the area that is left to Turkey/Rebels to occupy. Not really related to Afrin but its happening concurrently so I'm going to mention it.