Kurdish SDF Fighters Kill at least 37 Pro-Turkey Rebels in Northern Aleppo Province

Kurdish SDF Fighters Kill at least 37 Pro-Turkey Rebels in Northern Aleppo Province
Thu Dec 1, 2016 10:43:26

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Wednesday the death of at least 37 fighters from the Turkey-backed rebel group of the Euphrates Shield Brigade.


The pro-Turkey rebel fighters were killed during clashes with the Syrian Democratic Forces in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

“These Turkey-backed groups launched an offensive on the SDF-held town of Oulasha in an attempt to hit our security center there. However, our forces were able to repel the attack after heavy clashes,” the SDF leadership said in a statement to ARA News.

“At least 37 members of the so-called Euphrates Shield Brigade were killed during the clashes, and four others were taken captive,” the SDF said, adding that their forces were prepared to face any such offensives by the Turkey-backed groups in northern Syria.

This comes just few days after the Kurdish-led SDF shelled Turkish Army camps in northern Aleppo Governorate, destroying at least three military vehicles.

SDF troops have been trading mortar and small arms fire with Turkish forces and Turkey-backed rebels for weeks.

Last week, Turkey and its allies renewed their campaign to capture the Manbij Sub-district in northern Aleppo. They advanced into the villages of Ilan, Qart Weran and Nassir but withdrew after fierce clashes.


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