Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army fighters advance in Der Mismis village at the south east of Afrin, Syria, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Turkish troops and allied Syrian opposition fighters have begun a siege of the Syrian Kurdish-held town of Afrin, the Turkish military said Tuesday, marking a significant advance in Ankara's seven-week operation that also almost fully encircles hundreds of thousands of civilians.(Hasan Kirmizitas/DHA-Depo Photos)
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Turkey said Tuesday its troops and allied Syrian fighters have encircled the Kurdish-held town of Afrin in northern Syria, putting hundreds of thousands of civilians under siege and marking a significant military advance in the seven-week operation.