DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:55 P.M.) – Kurdish sleeper cells continue to hunt down Turkish-backed militants across Afrin region in northern Syria, also threatening the Turkish military with sabotage operations.
YPG press office released an official statement detailing the operations carried out by its units in Afrin as follows:
- On August 30, a group of the FSA-linked Northern Storm Brigade (Asefat al-Shamal) were ambushed , killing and injuring several. This took place in the area located between the villages of Qatma and Qastal Jindou of Shara district.
- On August 31, three Turkish-backed militants were killed, and three others wounded when YPG fighters targeted them while on a mop-up operation in Bashamrah village of Sherawa district.
- On September 1, YPG units conducted an effective operation targeting a joint patrol for Turkish troops and Syrian rebels inside Afrin city. The operation killed 3 and seriously wounded 3 others.