DAMASCUS: Informed sources in Northern Syria disclosed minutes ago that the Kurdish-Led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Turkey-led Euphrates Shield Operation’s forces have opened heavy artillery fire on each other North of Aleppo province, taking tolls from each other.
The sources said that the Turkish Army soldiers and their allied militants in the Euphrates Shield Operation targeted SDF’s positions in the villages of Sheikh Issa, Menagh, Tal Rifat, Ein Daqaneh and Mar’anaz heavily, killing a number of Kurdish fighters.
The SDF, for its turn, returned the Turkish attacks with hitting their concentration centers hard, killing several soldiers and destroying their vehicles.
Sources in Northern Aleppo province reported on in December that civilians and the city council of Azaz called for the evacuation of the Ankara-backed militants from their city.
A day after citizens staged massive demonstrations in Jarabulus town in Northeastern Aleppo and called on the Free Syrian Army militants to immediately leave their town, sources reported that the city council of Azaz suspended its operation in reaction to the aggressive behaviors of the forces of the Euphrates Shield.
In the meantime, Azaz citizens condemned the brutalities of the terrorist groups in their town and urged them to pull back their forces from the city and set up their bases outside Azaz, a town of strategic importance along the border with Turkey.
“Some of the terrorist groups deployed in Azaz have taken control of vital facilities and public properties and are preventing the city council and official bodies from doing their duties. These actions have caused the city council to suspend all its operations until all terrorist groups pull out of their town,” the sources said.
Local sources disclosed at the time that civilians’ continued demonstrations in the border town of Jarabulus forced the Ankara-backed FSA militants to leave the town.
The sources said that people in Jarabulus took control over the town after days of continued demonstrations against the FSA militants’ presence in their region.
The FSA that is backed by the Turkey-led Euphrates Shield Operation was forced to take all its affiliated groups out of Jarabulus and handed over control of the town to its residents.
People in their demonstrations had called for the full and immediate exit of the Euphrates Shield’s members.
The popular uprising came after an FSA member gunned down a number of civilians in Jarabulus.