Syrian city falls to Turks, allies

Kurd fighters retreat, take guerrilla tack

Posted: March 19, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army soldiers celebrate around a statue of Kawa, a mythological figure in Kurdish culture, after capturing the enclave of Afrin, Syria, from the Kurds on Sunday. The soldiers planned to destroy the statue.

GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- Turkish-backed Syrian rebels marched into the center of the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, nearly two months after launching their offensive on the Kurdish enclave.

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