SDF reveals military operations against ISIS, Turkish attacks toll in 2021

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Wednesday, the Media Center of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) issued a statement in which it revealed the outcome of the SDF military operations over the last 6 months.

The statement said that the fight against ISIS is still strongly continuing after it lost control on the ground, describing the response of the SDF fighters to the Turkish attacks during the current year as historical resistance. 

In the first half of the year, the SDF arrested 245 ISIS members in 34 operations, whilst three of ISIS members were killed in the clashes.

A tunnel, which was used by ISIS militants, was found and a large amount of ammunition and mines prepared for detonation were seized, according to the SDF Media Center.

The Turkish forces and the affiliated armed factions bombed the countryside of Ain Issa and Tel Tamr 206 times, in addition to launching dozens of barbaric attacks.

However, the pro-Turkish factions failed to advance, and more than 50 members of them were killed and 25 others were injured in the clashes.

The SDF fighters managed to destroy two armored vehicles, two DShK vehicles and two other vehicles, in addition to seizing amounts of ammunition, the statement added. 

“14 of our comrades were killed during their resistance to the attacks of the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries,” it noted.

Reporting by Hakim Ahmad