On June 7, the Afrin Liberation Forces (ALF) claimed responsibility for a recent attack in the occupied Syrian area of Afrin that claimed the life of a Turkish service member.
During the attack, which took place on June 3, ALF fighters targeted two vehicles and a post of the Turkish military and its proxies in southern Afrin with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs). A Turkish service member and two Turkish-backed Syrian militants were killed as a result of the attack.
The ALF released footage showing the ATGM strike that targeted the post, where the Turkish service member was killed.
The Kurdish guerrilla group exaggerated the results of the attack by claiming that 13 Turkish service members were killed and four others were wounded.
The Turkish military and its proxies occupied Afrin in 2018 following a fierce battle with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units. Since then, the ALF and few other Kurdish groups have been waging an insurgency against Turkish forces.
The ALF is mainly active in Kurdish-held areas to the south of Afrin, where several units of the Syrian Arab Army and the Russian Military Police are also present.
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