SDF shell positions of Turkey-backed rebels in response to attacks on Kurdish district northwest Syria

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Kurdish fighters of the YPG [leading SDF member] in Afrin bid farewell to comrades killed during clashes against ISIS. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday shelled positions of the Turkey-backed rebels in the Kaljibrin town in northern Aleppo.

The offensive comes in response to ongoing attacks by the Turkey-backed Syrian rebels on the Kurdish district of Afrin, northwest of Aleppo.

“The Syria Democratic Forces shelled areas in Kaljibrin town in the northern countryside of Aleppo, causing material damages,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The SOHR reported last night that the Turkish Forces shelled places in Raju area located in Afrin countryside.

“Several injuries were reported as a result of the shelling. It should be noted that the area has been witnessing during the past few weeks shelling by the Turkish Forces and their backed factions targeting areas in Afrin countryside and SDF-controlled areas in the northern countryside of Aleppo,” the observatory reported.

Simultaneously, the SDF shelled rebel-controlled areas in the northern countryside of Aleppo, leaving dead and injured in most of the shelled areas.

The Turkish government has threatened to launch the Euphrates Sword operation in order to surround Afrin canton, which is held by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

The Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday threatened to attack the Kurds in Afrin (also known as Efrîn).

“We will not leave the separatist organization in peace in both Iraq and Syria,” Erdogan said, in reference to the YPG.

Reporting by: Wladimir van Wilgenburg | Source: ARA News

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