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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – The media wing of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) has announced the death of two European volunteer fighters – one from Spain and the other from France – from within its ranks amid ongoing battles with Turkey-led forces across Syria’s Afrin region.

The pro-YPG European volunteer fighters have been identified as Kendal Breizh from France and Baran Galicia from Spain.

The exact times at which the foreign volunteers died is unclear, however, other sources reporting on the YPG announcement say both Kendal Breizh and Baran Galicia died within the last week.

Furthermore, it is officially unknown how either were killed; nonetheless, it is thought that Turkish airstrikes were the cause of their death.

The Turkish Army and Syrian proxy forces loyal to Ankara launched an operation against Syrian Kurdish paramilitary groups in Afrin just shy of one month ago now. Since then pro-Ankara forces have made modest gains in the region but still have yet to achieve a major breakthrough.

Andrew Illingworth | AMN
Andrew Illingworth | AMN
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One month gone and 15 % of the easiest accessible parts of Afrin gained.
This does not look too good promising for Turkey. In spite of the high Kurdish casualties claimed by Ankara.

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R.I.P comrades

HATAY Sunday, 18 Feb 2018, 10:10
People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters hit the regional command center of National Intelligence Agency (MIT) headquarters in Hatay’s Kirikhan district.

According to local sources, YPG fighters targeted an olive oil facility which was converted to an MIT command center for the invasion operation in Afrin.

At least 7 Turkish soldiers were killed and several were wounded in the attack.

Local sources say the casualties of Turkish army is like to be much higher.