At least 203 fighters of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) and the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) have been killed in clashes in the Afrin area, the People’s Protection Units (YPG) said in a statement on January 24. The YPG added that its forces destroyed a battle tank and five vehicles and damaged two vehicles belonging to the TAF and TFSA.
The YPG also said that “tens” Turkish soliders were killed.
Turkish media has released 4 casualties so far. However tens of dead bodies of Turkish troops have been captured in Qudah mount, #Afrin (with their ID detected). – Qûdê tepesi direnişinde onlarca cenaze ve mühimmat ele geçirildi.https://t.co/PpoZCTDroH pic.twitter.com/wHKG76kIOj
— Rojava Defense Units | YPG (@DefenseUnits) 24 January 2018
According to local sources, the numbers provided by the both sides are dramatically overestimated. These statements are a part of the ongoing propaganda war between the sides.