YPG/YPJ fighters deal heavy blows to invaders in Afrin
Carrying out effective actions against the Turkish army and allied gangs in the center and countryside of Afrin since March 18, in the second phase of the Afrin resistance, YPG/YPJ fighters are inflicting heavy blows on the invaders every day.
The second phase continues in the Resistance of the Age led by YPG/YPJ fighters against the invasion of Afrin by the Turkish state and affiliated jihadist gangs from Al-Qaeda, ISIS and al-Nusra. The invaders are suffering heavy losses on daily basis.
Since March 18, when Afrin Canton Administration evacuated the people in the face of increasing civilian massacres, fighters of the People’s/Women’s Defense Units (YPG/YPJ) are carrying out effective actions against the invading forces in Afrin city center and its 7 districts.
Actions carried out by the fighters with guerrilla methods have left dozens of Turkish soldiers and gangs dead in 20 days. On the other hand, the operation launched by the Turkish army and gangs in the countryside of Rajo, Bilbile and Mabeta yielded no results.
ANF gathered the following information about the actions of YPG/YPJ fighters since March 18.
March 18: An ammunition-loaded vehicle of the gangs was destroyed in Alemdar village of Bilbile. The action resulted in casualties but the number couldn’t be clarified.
March 19: An ammunition-loaded vehicle of the gangs was destroyed in Kela village of Bilbile. The number of casualties couldn’t be clarified.
March 19: Ammunition-loaded vehicles of the gangs was destroyed in Bayê and Kîmarê villages of Sherawa. The number of casualties couldn’t be clarified.
March 21: A vehicle of the invading forces was destroyed in Bilbile. The number of casualties couldn’t be clarified.
March 22: A military vehicle of the gangs was destroyed in Kefercanê village of Shera, leaving 3 gang members in it dead.
March 23: At least 6 gang members were killed as a result of an action by YPG/YPJ fighters in Kimare village of Sherawa.
March 24: YPG/YPJ fighters targeted Faylaq al-Sham and Ahrar al-Serqiye gangs in Sinai region of Afrin city center. 19 gang members were killed and 4 military vehicles of theirs were destroyed.
March 27: A series of sabotage and assasination actions by YPG/YPJ fighters and clashes left at least 16 members of the invading forces dead, 10 others wounded.
March 28: YPG/YPJ fighters targeted the Turkish army on Afrin-Jindires road. 2 invaders were killed and 6 others were wounded.
March 30: A Turkish tank was destroyed on Hill Mamê Gur in Bilbile. 4 Turkish soldiers were killed, 3 others were wounded.
March 31: An action targeting the gangs in Dikê village of Shera left 7 gang members, including 2 leaders, dead.
April 1: In an action in Mahmudiyah neighborhood of Afrin, YPG/YPJ fighters targeted Liwa Al-Fatih group, killing 9 gang members. 3 other members of the gangs were killed in assassination actions at Kawa the Blacksmith Square.
April 1: Three members of the Turkish army, including two high-ranking officers, were wounded and one other was killed in an action in Qestelê Xidiriya village of Bilbile.
April 2: The invading Turkish army launched an operation in Rajo-Bilbile-Mabeta triangle area in the face of effective actions by YPG/YPJ fighters.
April 3: YPG Press Office announced the withdrawal of the Turkish army operation inconclusively after 7 airstrikes.
April 6: YPG/YPJ fighters targeted a point used by the gangs as a base on Welat Street in Afrin city center. 9 gang members were killed and 2 others were wounded.
April 7: YPG/YPJ fighters targeted a checkpoint of the Turkish army in Afrin city center. 2 Turkish soldiers were heavily wounded and a gang member named Abeed al-Azeez Nachar was killed in this action.
April 7: YPG/YPJ fighters targeted a house used by the gangs as a base in Kefer Sefrê village in Afrin’s Jindires district. 3 gang members were killed and 2 others were wounded.