On September 13, Jabhat al-Akrad faction (known as the Kurdish Front) carried out an attack on a position of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) near the town of Al-Bab, in Syria’s Aleppo governorate.
Jabhat al-Akrad faction linked to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) targeted Turkish-backed militants in the village of Sheikh Nasser with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) that seems to be a Soviet-made 9M113 Konkurs.
According to the Kurdish sources, on the same day, an explosive device hit a military van belonging to the members of the Turkish-baked Hamzah Division in Rajo district, in the countryside of the city of Afrin. One of the militants was killed, and two more were reportedly wounded.
No party has claimed responsibility for the attack.
In response, Turkish forces and affiliated armed factions targeted al-Kawekli village in the countryside of al-Bab region with mortar shells on September 14.
The attacks took place days after, five of Turkey’s largest proxy groups in Syria, including the Hamzah Division, unified in a new coalition dubbed the Syrian Front for Liberation (SFL) on September 9.
Meanwhile, on September 13, another raid of the Russian Aerospace forces targeted militants’ positions in the vicinity of the town of al-Bara in Syria’s Idlib. According to the reports one of the bombs hit close to a Turkish military checkpoint.
On September 14, Russian warplanes hit Turkish-backed militants in Sheikh Sulaiman area north-west of Aleppo.
Kurdish factions take their chance to target Turkish-backed militants, as Russian warplanes have increased their activity in the northwestern Syria in the recent weeks. Moreover, Kurdish forces may be inspired by reports on a new ground operation of the Syrian Arab Army coming in Greater Idlib.
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