On December 14, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) claimed that their members had killed 5 Turkish soldiers near the village of Kimar in the Afrin region in northern Syria.
According to the statement, the attack was carried out with an anti-tank guided missile on December 14.
On December 13, the Turkish Armed Forces admitted that at least one of its soldiers in northern Syria was killed in an attack by the YPG. In response, it carried out a series of artillery strikes on positions of the YPG and the Syrian Army near the town of Tell Rifaat. The YPG attack was allegedly conducted from this very area.