YPG foils Turkey-led attack north of Aleppo

(KurdPress) – Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Monday foiled an attack by Turkey-backed rebel groups in Syria’s northwestern Aleppo province, local sources reported.

According to ARA News the Turkish Army and allied militias of the Ahlal al-Diyar targeted Kurdish positions in Ein Dakneh area in Northern Aleppo and the Kurdish forces foiled their attack and killed a number of the attackers.

At least 20 pro-Turkey fighters were reportedly killed in clashes with the YPG.

Factions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) supported the YPG in repelling the Turkey-led offensive.


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“The Turkish army supported them by shelling the area,” a Kurdish activist from Afrin in northern Aleppo said.

Furthermore, the local ANHA agency reported that one of the pro-Turkey fighters was captured, and dozens were wounded on Monday.

The Turkish shelling targeted the villages of Herbal, Sheikh Issa, Tal Raf’at.

In the meantime, the Turkish-backed rebels said they captured one fighter of the People’s Protection Units (YPG).

This report prepared by Kurdish Press.