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14 Turkish Army Officers Killed in Kurdish Offensive

At least 14 officers of the Turkish army and Ankara-backed elite militants were killed in recent attacks by the Kurdish fighters in Afrin and Izaz in Northern Aleppo, Kurdish sources said.

The Kurdish-language Afrin news website reported that the Afrin Liberation Forces pounded the Turkish Army’s military position in Jalbareh town in Afrin’s Shirawa region in Northwestern Aleppo, killing two Turkish Army forces and injuring another one.

Meantime, at least five Turkish Army military men and Ankara-backed militants were killed and wounded in Kurdish military operations against them in Marsa town in Afrin and near Kafar Khasher region of Izaz in Northern Aleppo.

The Kurdish fighters also launched an offensive against the so-called Military Police backed by Turkey in Jandaris region in Afrin, destroying their military vehicle as well as killing three of them and wounding three others.

Last Monday, tens of Ankara-backed militants were killed and wounded in a huge explosion at their headquarters in the city of Izaa in Northern Aleppo concurrent with rising insecurity there.

A bomb-laden vehicle was exploded near a security headquarters of Ankara-backed terrorists in Izaz city center, killing at least 42 militants, the Arabic-language website of Russian Sputnik news agency quoted local sources in the city of Izaz as saying.

The sources noted that at least 14 people were killed and 28 others were wounded in the explosion while the death toll is increasing.

Meantime, Hawar News website reported that two Turkish Army soldiers and an Ankara-backed militant were killed and their military vehicle was destroyed during two military operations by the so-called Afrin Liberation forces against the Turkish Army and its allied militants in Jalbareh town in Afrin and Tal Maled in Ma’areh town in Northern Aleppo.

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