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YPG Reveals Details Of Its Operations In October, Claims It Carried Out 19 Attacks In Afrin


YPG Reveals Details Of Its Operations In October, Claims It Carried Out 19 Attacks In Afrin

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On November 3, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) released a report providing details of operations of the YPG and its female faction, the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), in October.

The report claimed that YPG/YPJ forces had carried out 19 “military operations” against the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and Turkish-backed militant groups in the Syrian region of Afrin. These attacks reportedly resulted in the death of 3 TAF servicemen and 39 militants. 10 militants were repotedly injured and 8 vehicles were destroyed.

The YPG also accused the TAF of icreasing “border violations” meaning TAF strikes on YPG targets near the Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab (also known as Kobani) and in the nearby areas. According to the YPG, 2 members of Erka Xweparastin [another YPG-affilated Kurdish group] and a 6 years old girl named Sara Mustafa were killed. One Erka Xweparastin fighter and 4 civilians were reportedly wounded.

The report added that the YPG had reponded to the TAF attacks using its legitimate “self-defense” right. The YPG did not clarify if the TAF had a right to respond to YPG attacks in Afrin.

The ending of the report is dedicated to “anti-terror” activities of the YPG’s Anti-Terror Unions (YAT) and Special Operations Team (SOT). First of all the YPG accused, Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) of cooperating with ISIS to stage terrorist attacks in the YPG-held area in northeastern Syria.

The report claimed that YPG forces prevented 13 terrorist attacks, including 3 planned by terrorist cells affiliated with the MIT. The YAT and SOT carried out a total of 34 operations and detained 90 ISIS members. Kurdish forces seized 20 AK-47 automatic rifles, a pistol, a pair of binoculars and ammunition.

It’s also interestng that the YPG admited only 4 combat casualties during operations against ISIS in October. This shows the real intensity of the “large-scale” YPG operation against ISIS in the Euphrates Valley before it was halted because of TAF strikes on targets near Kobani in late October.



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  • rudy

    Who pays the YPG ?

    • arhatuxal

      Taxes I think. Weapons would be given by coalition forces.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      is this a trick question? :-)

      • You can call me Al

        Who pays ISIS ?

        • R Trojson

          Russia-Syria-Iran pays ISIS. Just last week they gave al Safa ISIS at least 4 truckloads of food, money, ammunition and arms. Notice how ISIS limits their attacks to Kurds and US.

          • You can call me Al

            Bless you, are you on Mummy’s computer again ?.

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  • Brother Ma

    A propaganda piece . Kurds have not done any real fighting since they fought ISIS and then became pals with the Americans. At the moment all they do is live fat off the taxes of European and American taxpayers.