HRE releases balance sheet for 2020
The occupant Turkish state bombed the Afrin region 375 times throughout 2020. 7 civilians were martyred and 14 others injured as a result of the bombardments.
Afrin Liberation Forces (HRE) released the balance sheet of their actions carried out during 2020 in the northern Syrian canton of Afrin which is occupied by the Turkish army and allied mercenaries.
The balance sheet, according to which 265 members of the Turkish army and allied gangs were killed in 2020, includes the following:
“After its occupation of Afrin, the invading Turkish state has repeatedly targeted our people by committing all kinds of inhuman crimes against humanity such as murder, abduction, assimilation and genocider. On one hand, it is changing the demographic structure of Afrin, on the other hand, it is trying to eradicate the nature and history of Afrin. The residents and nature of the region are targeted with heavy artillery fire on daily basis. Those displaced by Turkish invasion are still faced with an imminent genocide.
Our actions in response to the acts of the invading Turkish state and mercenaries continued uninterrupted during 2020 as well.
Our forces carried out a total of 153 operations against the occupant army and mercenary groups in 2020. As many as 265 invaders were killed during these actions, including 235 mercenaries and 30 Turkish soldiers while 214 invaders were injured, including 172 mercenaries and 42 soldiers.”
According to the statement, HRE forces destroyed 35 vehicles, 3 DShK heavy machine guns, 2 drones and 11 other military vehicles including tanks and armored vehicles. HRE fighters also seized a large quantity of ammunition including 12 AK-47s, lots of bullets and magazines, an M-16, 2 A4, 2 BKC, RPG 7, 1 MPT 76 sniper rifle, two night binoculars, 3 walkie-talkies, a camera, 5 cell phones, a land surveyor, a night binocular, and a day scope, in addition to documents and military equipment.
“The occupant Turkish state bombed the region 375 times throughout 2020. 7 civilians were martyred and 14 others injured as a result of the bombardments. The mercenaries also carried out 2 ground attacks. 20 of our comrades fell as martyrs during the attacks of the occupant Turkish army and mercenary groups," the statement added.