On May 15, the Afrin Liberation Forces (ALF) announced that their units had carried out a series of attacks against Turkish forces in northern Aleppo.
In an official statement, the Kurdish group said its fighters targeted on May 13 a gathering of vehicles carrying Turkish-backed militants in Afrin city with an improvised explosive device (IED). Two vehicles were destroyed and another was damaged. Two militants were also injured
Also on May 13, ALF fighters carried out two “special operations” in the town of Azaz killing four militants and injuring three others.
On May 14, the ALF targeted positions of the Turkish military in the town of Kimare in southern Afrin. The group shared a video of its fighters destroying a crawler excavator near Kimare with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM).
The ALF said two Turkish service members were killed and three others were injured in Kimare attack. However, this is yet to be confirmed.
In the last few weeks, the ALF carried out dozens of attacks on Turkish forces in northern Aleppo. The Turkish military and its proxies limited their response to few artillery strikes on Kurdish areas south of Afrin.