The Afrin Liberation Forces (ALF) announced on January 17 that its units had killed three Turkish-backed militants in two separate attacks in the northern Aleppo countryside.
In the first attack, which took place on January 13, a sniper of the ALF shot and killed a militant, who was manning a position in the town of Kil Jibrin, near the Turkish-occupied city of the Azaz.
Two days later, ALF fighters destroyed a vehicle of the Turkish-backed forces near the village of Villa Qadi in southern Afrin with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). Two militants who were aboard the vehicle were killed.
Last week, the ALF killed four militants and injured eight others in a series of operations in northern Aleppo. Turkish-backed forces failed to inflict any losses on the group, which relies on “hit-and-run” tactics.
The Kurdish guerrilla group stepped up its attacks following the October 2019 Turkish invasion of northeast Syria. By doing this, the group intended to support other Kurdish forces in the northeastern region.