23 Turkish soldiers killed as SDF responds to attacks
In response to attacks by the Turkish occupation forces, the SDF carried out three actions on 8 August. A total of 23 soldiers were killed, two soldiers were wounded and three armoured vehicles were destroyed.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) published a statement providing information about the attacks by the Turkish army as well as on revenge actions by the SDF.
"The Turkish state's attacks on the territory of northern and eastern Syria have increased recently. The Turkish army carries out artillery attacks every day and has recently increased bombardments by drones. These attacks have killed civilians as well as many of our armed forces. In early August alone, seven people, including two children, were killed, and 17 people, including ten children and three women, were wounded," said the statement.
To avenge those martyred in the attacks, the SDF carried out three actions, which were detailed as follows:
"To respond to and to avenge the deaths of our martyrs, our forces carried out three effective actions on the Mardin border on 8 August 2022.
In the first action, an armoured vehicle of the Turkish occupation forces was hit. In this action, seven Turkish soldiers were killed, two soldiers were wounded, and the vehicle was destroyed.
In the second action, an armoured vehicle of the Turkish military was targeted. Ten soldiers were killed, and the vehicle was destroyed.
In the third action, an armoured vehicle of the occupying army was again targeted. In this action, six soldiers of the Turkish military were killed, and the vehicle was destroyed.
In these three actions, a total of 23 soldiers of the occupation army were killed and at least two others were wounded".
At the end of the statement, the SDF vowed that no attack on the people would go unanswered.