YPG: Turkish army attacked Northern Syria 67 times during April
The invading Turkish army attacked Rojava and Northern Syria 67 times during April. 35 of these attacks were carried out by tanks and various artillery, 24 by all kinds of heavy weapons, 7 by missiles and one by warplanes.
YPG Press Centre released the balance sheet of the attacks of the invading Turkish army and the Operation Wrath of Euphrates for the month of April.
The balance sheet released by YPG Press Centre is as follows:
“During the month of April, 2017 the invading Turkish army attacked the entire border line of Rojava and Northern Syria 67 times. 35 of these attacks were carried out by tanks and various artillery, 24 by all kinds of heavy weapons, 7 by missiles and one by warplanes. This area houses a press center, the Voice of Rojava radio station, printing houses and military establishments. 20 YPG-YPJ fighters, including 3 press center personnel, were martyred and 18 fighters were injured as a result of the attacks.
In the face of these attacks and violations, the People's Defense Units (YPG) and Women's Defense Units (YPJ) fighters responded to the attacks 16 times with the required level in the frame of legitimate defense. As a result, there erupted brief clashes three times at different points of the border line. In addition, 3 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), 3 tanks, 2 panzers, a radar-laden military vehicle belonging to the Turkish army and 6 positions of the invading Turkish army were destroyed.
In April 2017, YPG and YPJ fighters continued their pioneering role within the Syrian Democratic Forces in the Operation Wrath of Euphrates, and actively participated in the 4th phase of the campaign.
In this scope, 800 km2 land in the northern and northeastern part of Raqqa (north of the Jalab valley) that involves the Hezîme, Mezraa Tishrîn and dozens of other villages was liberated from the ISIS gangs.
During the month tens of thousands of Raqqa and Tabqa residents were rescued and placed in secured areas. The Operation Wrath of Euphrates continues at full speed in Tabqa. 95% of the city has been cleared and dozens of ISIS members were encircled and killed.”