The Afrin Liberation Forces (ALF) carried out a series of operations against Turkish-backed militants in the occupied area of Afrin in northern Syria on April 5.
“Our forces continue to carry out military operations against the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries in Afrin and its surroundings … Within this framework the occupation was targeted with several special operations on April 5,” the ALF said in a statement released on April 6.
In the first operation, ALF cells targeted a mini bus that was transporting militants of the Hamza Division between the villages of Kima and Bardah in Afrin’s Shirawa district with a heavy improvised-explosive device (IED) then with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). Four militants were reportedly killed in the attack and two others were injured.
Later, Kurdish forces targeted a position of the same Turkish-backed group in Shirawa with an ATGM killing two militants and injuring three others.
A sniper of the ALF also killed a militant of the Turkish-led Euphrates Shield (ES) force in the village of Tell Malid, near the town of Mare’ in the northern Aleppo countryside.
The ALF, which was established earlier this year, is carrying out attacks against Turkish-backed groups in northern Syria on a regular basis. Earlier this week, the Kurdish group announced that its units killed one militant and injured three other in a series of attacks in Afrin’s outskirt.
Turkish-backed groups carried out a series of security operations throughout Afrin during the last few months, in an attempt to put an end to the activities of the ALF and other similar Kurdish groups. However, these operations were apparently a complete failure.