SDF Suffers Casualties in Clashes with Ankara-Backed Militants in Northern Syria
The websites reported that militants of the Turkey-led Euphrates Shield stormed the positions of SDF in the town of Manbij in Eastern Aleppo, killing a number of Kurdish fighters.
In the meantime, four SDF fighters were captured by the Ankara-backed militants.
A media outlet reported on Monday that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that its forces were well-prepared to face the Turkish army and its affiliated military groups after the Turkish forces threatened to attack the town of Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat daily quoted Head of the Democratic Unity Joint Party Ayesha Hasou as saying that the entire residents in the town of Afrin are at the highest level of preparedness to defend their town against possible attack by the Turkish troops and their affiliated militants.
Hasou further told the paper that ever since the escalation of crisis in Syria, Afrin was under siege in three directions and from the side of Turkey, was under repeated air attacks and different threats.
“Afrin will be turned into Turkish invaders’ graveyard similar to Kobani and Raqqa that became the graveyards of ISIL,” she underlined.