Nearly 950 Kurdish gunmen have thus far been killed in Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch in Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo, the Turkish Army General Staff announced in a statement on Monday.
“The total number of Kurdish forces’ casualties in Operation Olive Branch in Afrin region now stands at 947,” the statement said.
The Kurdish-language Hawar news reported on Saturday that four Ankara-backed militants including commander of al-Qaeda-linked Shohada Badr Battalion Abu al-Abbas, were killed and their military vehicle was destroyed in clashes with the Kurdish fighters in Kafri Kar area in Rajou region.
In the meantime, three vehicles of the militants affiliated to the Turkish army were destroyed in the Kurdish fighters’ attack near the village of Khalil in Shiheh region, Hawar news reported.
It added that the Kurdish fighters carried out an ambush operation against the Turkish soldiers and allied militants in the village of Za’ara North of Afrin, killing at least 20 of them.