Be that as it may, the Turkish units have not yet managed to get through to the strategically important road that connects Afrin with the rest of Syria. It is for her that the Kurds receive reinforcements as weapons, and manpower. When this artery is cut, the Kurds will be counted for days.
In the meantime, the Turkish Air Force attacked a government checkpoint, killing 7 fighters. In response, Syrian rocket artillery attacked the positions of the Turks. It is reported that Grad-type systems were used for this. This incident suggests that Ankara does not intend to limit itself to the north-west of Syria, and plans to take control of all border areas.