Assad regime’s militias have opened the routes before PYD militias to move from some neighbourhoods in Aleppo to Afrin, local sources say. The PKK-affiliated militias moved from Sheikh Maqsood neighbourhood to Afrin through the regime-controlled towns of Nubel and Zaharaa.  “PYD 4×4 vehicles loaded with ammo and weapons have left Aleppo,” local sources confirmed with elaboration. Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s northwestern Afrin region to clear terrorist groups as PKK and its affiliates KCK, PYD, YPG, and ISIS, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement on Saturday.