BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed rebels suffered anther setback this week, when the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) carried out a fresh ambush against them.
According to the YPG’s Press Office, their forces ambushed a group of Free Syrian Army (FSA) inside the Afrin region’s Shera District, killing four of the rebels in the process.
“On September 3rd, our forces carried out a successful action in the Mariamin village of Afrin’s Shera district, targeting a military vehicle belonging to the Liwa al-Shamal mercenary fraction.”
The YPG also managed to confiscate the belongings of the FSA fighters, which alowed them to identify the rebels killed in the attack.
“As a result, all 4 mercenaries in the vehicle were killed. Their names are as follows: Abdoulkarem Shihade (from Homs), Dibo Ismail (Aleppo), Omer Heshesh (Idlib) and Muhammed Mustafa (Menagh).”
They would conclude their statement by providing details regarding the deadly attack:
“Also, concerning the operations that had been carried out by our forces on the night of September 3rdin Afrin city center and in the countryside of Afrin’s Sherawa district and which resulted in the death of 15 mercenaries, including a commander Ahmed Semir Brier, we have been able to confirm that 4 soldiers of the Turkish invasion army were killed. We couldn’t share this detail in our previous press release because the exact number of the killed Turkish soldiers wasn’t yet clarified.”