The Spokesman for the U.N. Secretary‑General, Stéphane Dujarric confirms that the YPG/SDF are not allowing civilians to flee Afrin as Turkish forces continue to advance towards the terrorist controlled district.

At his daily news conference on 5 March Stéphane Dujarric said:

“There’s now been just over 5,000 people who have exited Afrin, but we understand that the local authorities are still blocking anyone from exiting the district.”

Watch Dujarric here: