ANHA March 6, 2016
The YPG’s Press Center states that terrorist groups has attacked Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood with artillery and heavy weaponry in recent days, resulting in the death of 16 civilians. It also claims that the terrorist groups’ attacks have all successfully been repelled. The following is the full text of the YPG’s Press Center:
“Terrorist groups of Al-Nusra Front, Ahrar al-Sham, Sultan Murad Brigade (Liwa Sultan Murad), and their terrorist partners shelled Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood of Aleppo with howitzers, hell cannons, and some other heavy weaponry in the evening of March 6. As a result of the shelling, 16 civilians were martyred and dozens more, including 4 Asayish members, were injured.
Simultaneously, the terrorist groups wanted to enter Sheikh Maqsood from Sakn al-Shabab, Jendol Road, and Ashrafiyeh. After our forces intervened, some heavy clashes came about and the terrorist groups’ attacks were repelled. There are no precise statistics on the terrorists’ toll yet.
On the same day, the terrorist groups waged their second offensive from Masbah, Kastello Road, and Sakan Shabab. These attacks were also repelled by our forces. Based on our information, 8 members of those terrorist groups have been killed in Masbah and Sakan Shabab.
On the other hand, the Turkish military attacks against our forces have unabatedly been going on since October 2015. In pursuit of the same plan, the Turkish military shelled the silos in Gire Spi (Tel Abyad) with heavy weaponry today March 7.
On March 6, our forces launched an operation in the area located between town of Ain Issa and Tishrin Dam. The operation targeted concentration sites of the ISIS terrorists used to launch attacks on the surrounding areas. The terrorists’ toll in this operation is still unclear although corpses of 4 of their members is in the hand of our units.”