On November 28, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) announced that its cells destroyed a vehicle of the Turkish-backed Hamza Division on a road between the city of Afrin and the town of Basuta with an Improvised explosive device (IED). As a result of the attack, which took place on November 26, four militants were killed and two others were injured.
Hours after the first attack, members of the YPG destroyed a vehicle of the Levant Front, which is also backed by Turkey, in the village of Gubele near Afrin with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). The attack killed a militant who was standing next to the targeted vehicle.
Last week, YPG cells in the Syrian Kurdish area of Afrin killed several members of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) in similar attacks.
The Turkish military and its proxies carried out several operations against YPG cells in Afrin over the last few months. However, the new attacks by the Kurdish force show that that these operations, which mostly targeted civilian Kurds, were ineffective.