Late on November 15, militants of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) raided at least three positions of Kurdish forces near the town of Ayn Daqnah in the northern countryside of Aleppo.
SNA militants managed to storm one of the three positions following heavy clashes with Kurdish forces. Human losses were reported on both sides by several sources. Nevertheless, no details have been released yet.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Turkish-backed militants had captured two Kurdish fighters in the attack. However, activists close to the SNA said only one fighter was captured.
After the attack, Turkish forces shelled the Kurdish-held towns of Ayn Daqnah, Minaq and al-Bayluniyah. No human or material losses have been reported, so far.
A day earlier, a Kurdish sniper situated near Minaq killed a woman that was harvesting olive trees in nearby Turkish-held area. The SNA’s attack today maybe a response to the incident.
Kurdish forces are still holding into a strip of land between Afrin and government-held areas in northern Aleppo. Several units of the Syrian Arab Army and the Russian Military Police were deployed there to deter nearby Turkish forces. Nevertheless, the situation in the area remains tense.
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