At least ten Turkish-backed militants were killed on August 29 when Kurdish fighters raided their position near the town of al-Dghlbash in the Euphrates Shield (ES) region in northern Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
Sources in the ES region said that the militants were members of the Sultan Murad Division and the Hamza Division. Both groups are members of the so-called National Syrian Army (NSA), which was founded two years ago.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, so far. However, opposition and even Kurdish sources said that the Afrin Liberation Forces (ALF) were behind the successful raid.
ALF fighters are known to carry out such raids in the southern part of the area of Afrin and the ES region on a regular basis.
Despite the heavy losses inflicted on its proxies, the Turkish military didn’t intervene to stop the ALF’s raid, nor took any action to respond to it.