Afrin Liberation Forces Launches Week of Actions

Published April 8, 2019

Afrin Liberation Forces Launches Week of Actions

Over the last week, Hêzên Rizgariya Efrînê (Afrin Liberation Forces) carried out several operations against the Turkish occupation and their mercenaries in Afrin. Their forces killed 17 mercenaries, injured 21 and destroyed 6 military vehicles and bulldozers.

These operations included: a targeted action on a base of Firqat al-Hamza, an operation against Turkish-backed mercenaries in Sherawa town, an operation targeting Jabha al-Shamiyya in Mar’a, and an operation in which three Turkish soldiers were killed, three others wounded on March 31.

Turkish forces invaded Afrin, a canton of Rojava, on January 20, 2018. For two months, the YPG/J, and revolutoinary internationalists fought to defend Afrin. However, on March 18th, Turkish forces invaded Afrin City and shortly after the insurgent resistance began.