Mourners gathered in the Syrian city of Afrin on Monday, where they held a mass funeral to bury the bodies of 20 new victims of Turkey's ongoing 'Olive Branch' offensive. Hundreds of mourners approached a line of caskets to pay their respects, before the procession carried the victims to their final resting place. Meanwhile, smoke billowed on the horizon as Turkish shelling of the enclave... Еще continued. On March 8, Turkish forces and Free Syrian Army (FSA) allies took over the town of Jinderes in the region, while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that troops could enter Afrin city “in a matter of moments,” during a speech in Ankara. Turkey now controls five of the seven settlements in the north-west Afrin region.