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Combat Footage: Kurdish Snipers Hunt Turkish-Backed Militants During Night Raid

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The Afrin Liberation Forces (ALF) have claimed responsibility for the resent raid on a post of Turkish-backed militants near the town of al-Dghlbash in the Euphrates Shield (ES) region in northern Aleppo.

On August 30, the group released a video showing its fighters targeting the position with rocket-propelled grenades and hunting several militants with sniper rifles equipped with thermal sights.

The ALF said that eight militants were killed and five others were injured in the course of the raid. However, a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed that ten militants were killed.

All the casualties were reportedly from the Sultan Murad Division and the Hamza Division. Both groups are members of the so-called National Syrian Army (NSA), which was founded two years ago.

The Turkish military and its proxies responded to the raid by shelling Kurdish-held areas in the vicinity of the city of Tell Rifaat and in the southern part of the area of Afrin. No one was reportedly killed or injured in the shelling.

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