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Kurdish Forces Claim Killing Of 12 Turkish Fighters In Afrin During Last Week

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Kurdish Forces Claim Killing Of 12 Turkish Fighters In Afrin During Last Week

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On April 25, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) announced in an official statement that its forces had killed 12 Turkish Army soldiers and Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters in a series of hit and run attack in the Afrin area during the last week.

The YPG mainly used IEDs and sniper rifles in its operations against the Turkish Army and its proxies. Most of these hit and run operations took place in the districts of Jandaris, Rajor, Shiyah and even in the Afrin city center, according to the YPG official statement.

Previously, Kurdish sources reported that the Turkish Army and its proxies had carried out several security operations against the remaining cells of the YPG in Afrin. However, the Turkish Army avoid confirming that YPG cells still operate in Afrin.

The Kurdish the Kurdish self-administration in the Afrin area announced on March 18, following the fall of Afrin, that its forces will shift its strategy against the Turkish Army and its proxies from a direct confrontation to guerrilla warfare.

The YPG claims that 2,420 Turkish Army soldiers and FSA fighters have been killed by its fighters since the beginning of the Turkish operation in the Afrin area on January 20. However, local observers believe that this number is highly exaggerated for propaganda purposes.

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