Members of Ahl al-Dar – a part of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) – launched an attack on YPG positions in Tal al-Madiq village in the northeastern Aleppo countryside.
According to opposition sources, the FSA managed to capture some of the buildings inside Tal the village. The FSA also captured the Mukhtar Farms near Tal al-Madiq. The FSA claimed that 18 YPG fighters were killed during the attack.
— Qalaat Al Mudiq (@QalaatAlMudiq) 18 June 2017
Meanwhile, the Sultan Murad militant group, also backed by Turkey, attacked YPG positions in Daghlibash village. However, YPG fighters repelled the attack.
— Sultan Murat Tümeni (@STumeni) 18 June 2017
According to Kurdish sources, the Turkish Army shelled YPG positions in Tal Rifa’t town in the northern Aleppo countryside supporting the FSA attack.
Meanwhile, clashes continued between the joint forces of the FSA and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and YPG forces in the vicinity of Darat Azza. Militants attacked YPG positions in Jabal Sim’an Citadel, they were unable to make gains.
A tour through Darat Izza with Ahrar al-Sham fighters showing wrecked YPG trucks after repelling their assault. pic.twitter.com/6GGn3u05MY
— Henry Leconte (@HernyTheOne) 17 June 2017
According to some Syrian experts, Turkey has pushed the FSA and other militant groups, including HTS, to attack Kurdish militias in the Afrin area of northern Aleppo.