Cells of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) have continued attacks against Turkish-backed forces in the Syrian region of Afrin, the YPG said in a statement on July 31.
According to the YPG, its members attacked a HQ of the Sultan Murad Brigade in the Shara district killing two members of the group and injuring another one on July 28.
On the same day, the YPG assasinated a field commander of the Sham Corps in Jinderes. Additionally, the YPG released a video showing the moment of the assasination.
2.On the same day one of our units ambushed the commander of one of the battalions of Feylaq Sham in Jinderes. The terrorist has been killed in the action. pic.twitter.com/9sg5w7t8WY
— Rojava Defense Units | YPG (@DefenseUnits) 31 July 2018
While the region of Afrin is in the hands of Turkey and its proxies, the YPG is still capable of carrying out hit and run attacks in the area. YPG cells are effectively hiding among the local population because Turkey and Turkish-backed militant groups have failed to contribute propper security measures there. One of the reasons is that these measures will be likely described by pro-Kurdish sources and some mainstream media outlets as an opression of the locals.