The Afrin Liberation Forces (ALF) announced on December 8 that its units had carried out a new “revenge operation” against Turkish-backed militants in the occupied area of Afrin in northern Aleppo.
In an official statement, the Kurdish guerilla group said that its fighters had successfully infiltrated a base and several positions of the Hamza Division in the vicinity of the village of Kefer Nebo in southern Afrin.
“7 jihadists of the mentioned group [the Hamza Division] were killed and a further 4 were also injured. 2 positions and guard-posts were destroyed,” the statement reads.
The group also released a video of the night attack showing how its fighters targeted Turkish-backed militants with sniper rifles and anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs).
The Turkish military responded to the attack by shelling the Kurdish-held villages of Meyase, Zirneite and Zirneite in southern Afrin. No one was reportedly killed or injured.
The ALF intensified its operations in northern Aleppo following the Turkish-led attack on Kurdish areas in northeast Syria last October. The group’s fighters have inflicted heavy losses on Turkish-backed groups.