On September 23, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) announced that its cells killed seven fighters of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) in a series of special operations in the northern region of Afrin between September 19 and 21.
In details, the YPG ambushed two vehicles carrying Turkish-backed fighters in the city of Afrin and the district of Maabatli. In a third attack, Kurdish units destroyed a T-55 battle tank of the Sham Legion in the district of Jandaris.
During the last few weeks, the Turkish military, Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) and the FSA carried out a series of security operations in Afrin in order to put an end to the YPG operations in the region. However, their efforts failed.
The YPG and other Kurdish forces shifted their strategy from a direct confrontation to a guerrilla warfare after the fall of the city of Afrin to the Turkish military earlier this year. However, this new strategy is yet to cause any major damage to the Turkish military.