On June 3, Kurdish fighters carried out a number of attacks on Turkish forces in the northern countryside of Syria’s Aleppo.
At noon, the fighters, who are believed to be affiliated with the People’s Protection Units or the Afrin Liberation Forces, destroyed a military vehicle of Turkish-backed militants near the town of Basselhâya in the southern part of occupied Afrin with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM).
A few hours later, the fighters targeted another military vehicle and a gathering of Turkish-backed militants near the town of Burj Haider. ATGMs were likely used.
According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least two Turkish-backed militants were killed as a result of the strikes.
Clashes between Kurdish fighters and Turkish forces were also reported in the outskirts of the town of Sughankah in southern Afrin. Moreover, the Turkish artillery shelled Kurdish positions in the town of Aqibah.
Several units of the Syrian Arab Army and the Russian Military Police are present in Kurdish-held areas in the northern Aleppo countryside.
The situation in northern Aleppo is unstable. A day earlier, a Syrian soldier died of wounds that he sustained as a result of Turkish shelling on the region.
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