On December 9, the People’s Protection Units (YPG) announced that their cells had destroyed a vehicle of the Turkish-backed Sultan Murad Division near the town of Bulbul in the Kurdish area of Afrin a day earlier. Two militants were reportedly killed in the attack.
On the same day, YPG fighters destroyed a vehicle of the Ahrar al-Sham Movement in the district of Jandaris in a similar way killing two militants of the Turkish-backed group.
Both Bulbul and Jandaris are located in the northern part of Afrin right next to the Turkish border. This shows that YPG cells are capable of operation deep inside the Turkish-occupied areas.
The Kurdish group has stepped up its operations in Afrin lately forcing the Turkish military and its proxies to take more security measures. However, these measures have failed to counter the YPG, which has a strong influence among the remaining locals in the area.