Dozens of Turkish-backed militants were killed by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeast Syria over the last 24 hours, the Kurdish-led group announced on November 6.
In an official statement, the SDF claimed that its fighters repelled several attacks by the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) around the towns of Tell Tamr and Abu Rasin in northern al-Hasakah and the town of Ain Issa in northern Raqqa.
“As a result of these clashes, more than 27 mercenaries were killed, a battle tank and BMP vehicle [SDF’s term for armored vehicle] were also destroyed,” the statement reads.
The SDF acknowledged that 14 of its fighters were killed and 13 others were wounded during the clashes in northern al-Hasakah and northern Raqqa.
These repeated attacks by the SNA, which appear to be supported by the Turkish Armed Forces, are a violation of the ceasefire in northeast Syria.