The HRE (Afrin Liberation Forces) has issued a statement about the latest attacks by the Turkish army and occupation groups on the villages of Maranaz and Malikiya. At least 45 Turkish-backed invaders, said the statements, were killed in recent clashes in Afrin.
The first statement reads as follows: “Turkish invasion army and occupation groups allied with it launched a massive artillery attack on the villages of Shara town Malikiya and Maranaz, Shwarqa and Kashta’ar that are populated by a high number of civilians. Turkish-backed jihadist groups later attempt to launch an incursion into the mentioned villages with artillery and UAV protection following shelling.
The attacks were repelled by our fighters after long clashes and at least 40 invaders including the so called field commander of occupation groups in Shara and Azaz Ahmad Jamil Harboushi were killed while 30 others were injured.”
The second statement said the following:
“On May 4, our forces carried out an action against a military vehicle of the occupation forces that attacked the village of Maranaz from Kefer Xaşer village of Azaz. Two mercenaries in the vehicle were killed and the vehicle itself was destroyed as result.
On the same day, HRE snipers targeted the Jabhat al-Shamiya group in Malikiya and Maranaz villages. The actions left 3 invaders dead.”