At least six Turkish-backed militants were killed and nine others were injured in a new attack by Kurdish fighters in the Euphrates Shield (ES) area in northern Aleppo.
The Afrin Liberation Forces (ALF) claimed responsibility for the attack on October 19. The group said that its fighters attacked a position of the Turkish-backed National Syrian Army (NSA) near the town of Tuways in the Turkish-occupied area, two days earlier.
The Kurdish group released a video of the attack showing its fighters targeting NSA militants with what appears to be sniper rifles equipped with thermal sights.
The Al-Waqas Brigades of the NSA confirmed the fact of the attack. It identified the killed militants as Omar Qasim, Ahmad Najar, Khalifah al-Za’l, Abd al-Muni’am Abdullah, Amar al-Lakah and Taqi al-Din al-Ali.
The ALF intensified its attacks following the beginning of the Turkish-led Operation Peace Spring against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeast Syria. Local observers believe that the guerrilla group is affiliated with the SDF.
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