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Turkish Intelligence Captured Nine Kurdish Fighters In Syria’s Afrin


Turkish Intelligence Captured Nine Kurdish Fighters In Syria’s Afrin

By the Anadolu Agency, Click to see full-size image

On September 14, Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) captured nine members of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) during a special operation in the northern Syrian region of Afrin, according to the Turkish Anadolu Agency.

The state-run news agency said that the MIT handed over the Kurdish fighters to the Hatay Provincial Gendarmerie Command. The fighters are reportedly responsible for an attack that killed two Turkish soldiers.

A day earlier, YPG cells carried out three hit and run attacks in Afrin, during which six fighters of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) were killed and several Turkish soldiers were injured.

The Turkish Military and its Syrian proxies imposed control of the region of Afrin in late March. Since then, cells of the YPG and the PKK have carried out a series of attacks on Turkish troops and the FSA groups there.

Kurdish forces hope that these attacks will force Turkey to end its occupation of Afrin. However, local observers doubt that Turkish leadership will change its policy any time soon.



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  • as

    Kurds should get more TOW for atgm ambush. But they seem unable to acquire them from their sponsor the US for use against Turkey.

  • leon mc pilibin

    The Kurds will soon realise that they are only zionist Pawns,to use to occupy Syria.They have a better future joining forces with the SAA.

    • Skagos

      What Kurds? I am always annoyed when i see people mentioning Kurds like they are 1 single entity. There are 3 main Kurdish organisations in the ME, all obey to different masters. All have different zones of control and influence.

      KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union / Koma Civakên Kurdistan)
      PUK (Patriotic Union of Kurdistan / Yekîtiya Nîştimanî ya Kurdistanê)
      KDP (Kurdistan Democratic Party / Partiya Demokrat a Kurdistanê)

      If you are talking about the Kurds in Syria, please use one of these terms; KCK/YPG-YPJ/PYD

  • Sinbad2

    Turkish Intelligence, that’s an oxymoron.