BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) -The Afrin Liberation Forces (HRE) continued its operations against the Turkish-backed rebel groups in northern Aleppo this week.
Using their snipers and explosives team, the Afrin Liberation Forces unleashed a flurry of attacks against the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) troops, prompting them to increase their alert levels around Afrin and Azaz.
“Our units carried out an operation against a terrorist called Mohamad Hamaden who led military police force founded by Turkish invasion army in occupied Afrin and his driver called Mohamad Turki with rifles in. Ashrafiyyah district of Afrin on March 24. The driver was killed, the terrorist was seriously injured in the operation” the Afrin Liberation Forces claimed via their official media wing.
In another attack in northern Aleppo, the Afrin Liberation Forces targeted a Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighter that was posted up in the town of Azaz near the Turkish border.
— Afrin Liberation Forces (@HRE_official) March 29, 2019
Since the start of the new year, the Afrin Liberation Forces have stepped up their attacks against the Turkish-backed rebels, killing and wounding scores of fighters from the Free Syrian Army.
While not much is known about the Afrin Liberation Forces, it is believed that they are a sleeper cell belonging to the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG).