On June 15, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) released a statement claiming that at least 15 Turkish soldiers and Turkish-backed militants had been killed in YPG attacks in the district of Sherawa in the northwestern Syrian area of Afrin.
According to the statement, on June 13 the YPG destroyed a vehicle of Fiirqat al-Hamzah on a road between the villages of Qimara and Barada. 3 militants were allegedly killed on the scene.
On the same day, the YPG reportedly attacked two vehicles belonging to Turkey-led forces in the village of Khaltah. 12 members of Turkey-led forces, including a Turkish soldier, were reportedly killed.
The YPG statement claimed that 2,479 Turkish-backed militants and Turkish soldiers have been killed since the start of the Turkish operation in Afrin.
— Rojava Defense Units | YPG (@DefenseUnits) 15 June 2018
According to the Turkish side, over 4,500 members of the YPG, which is described by Ankara as a local branch of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), were neutralized [killed, wounded or captured] during the same period.