The People’s Protection Units (YPG) released a statement about the recent attack by the Turkish army on their positions.
“Since the launch of the “Wrath of the Euphrates” campaign [liberation of Raqqaa], the Turkish army has increased its attacks on our forces and the territory in Rojava[northern Syria]. The Turkish state aims to make a move that will inflict harm on our forces which are heading towards Raqqa.
Since the launch of the “Wrath of the Euphrates” campaign [liberation of Raqqaa], the Turkish army has increased its attacks on our forces and the territory in Rojava[northern Syria]. The Turkish state aims to make a move that will inflict harm on our forces which are heading towards Raqqa.
The Turkish army assaulted various positions of our forces on the night of November 8. One of these assaults were carried out in the village of Kel Hesenake in the town of Tirbespiye.
Another assault took place against the area of Mele Ebbas, located between the towns of Tirbespiye and Cilakha. Turkish soldiers consequently fled the area when our forces responded to the assaults.
Also, the Turkish army has stationed many tanks and armored vehicles at the border line between the towns of Qamishli and Tirbespiye.
After receiving a heavy blow, at 14:00 local time on November 8 Daesh [ISIS] gangs carried out the second attempt on attacking the Shaddadi village of Malha with heavy weapons.
Our forces effectively responded to the attack which gangs carried out via many military vehicles and heavy weapons.
It has been clarified that 26 gangs were killed in these clashes. We have seized the corpse of 16 mercenaries.
Our forces have also seized one panzer, one armored vehicle, three PKM machine guns, two Kalashnikovs and three RPG-7 weapons. One of our comrades were martyred while resisting the enemy heroicly.
On the night of 8 November, gangs of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) carried out assault on the village of Maranez through Azaz”.
On Sunday the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) which YPG is a part of, launched the operation to liberate Daesh-held Raqqa. The Turkish army and their gangs have been excluded from the operation.”
People’s Protection Units (YPG)