In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said Ramadiyah and Hamelika villages of Jinderes district - located southwest of Afrin - Ali Bazan, Qariqin, and Shamanli villages of Sharan district - located northeast of Afrin - and Badinli village of Rajo district were freed on Saturday.
Yildirim said Afrin will be handed over to the real owners after clearing it of terrorists, exactly like after Operation Euphrates Shield, which began in late August in 2016 and ended in March 2017. "There, we will have an opportunity to assess and discuss all the issues", Erdogan said during the press conference, as quoted by the TRT broadcaster.
Turkish-led forces control more than 20 per cent of the enclave after seizing the area of Rajo in the northwest of Afrin. A Syrian territory controlled by Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters lies to the east.
Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters have been attacking Afrin from the north, west and east, and have formed a crescent around the district.
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The 50,000-strong YPG has allied with the USA in eradicating the Islamic State group from northern Syria and have been armed by the U.S. since May 2017.
Turkey views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has fought a three-decade insurgency in Turkey and is deemed a terrorist group by the United States, the European Union and Turkey.
Pro-Syrian government forces entered Afrin last week in support of the Kurdish YPG militia, who are the target of a campaign, launched by Turkey and allied Syrian rebel fighters in January, codenamed Operation Olive Branch.
Syrian activists and rescuers say at least six civilians have been killed in the ongoing bombing of eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus, despite a Russia-ordered brief daily humanitarian pause.
The corridor, manned by Russian Federation military police and Syrian troops, has been set to open for five hours daily since Tuesday. An elderly Pakistani couple has managed to leave after negotiations.