HRE: Attacks repelled, 5 terrorists killed in Shera, Afrin

Fighting between HRE fighters and occupation forces lasted six hours.

Afrin Liberation Forces (HRE) released a statement detailing the aggression launched by the Turkish invasion army and allied mercenaries against villages in Shera and Sherawa districts of Afrin on July 20, Saturday.

HRE reported that the attacks of the occupation forces were repelled following six hours of confrontation.

The statement said the following;

“The Turkish invasion army and gang groups under their control launched an intensified aggression against villages in Sherawa and Shera districts of Afrin. The attacks were repelled by the response of our forces.

The Turkish invasion army carried out a concentrated artillery attack on Merenaz, Malikiye and Şewarixa villages in Shera, and attempted for a ground aggression in the vicinity of the Merenaz village on July 20. After six hours of fierce clashes that erupted upon the retaliation of our forces, the attacks were eventually repelled.

5 terrorist elements from the mercenary groups Liwa al-Shimal and al-Jabha al-Shamiya were killed during the fighting, while 9 others, including 3 Turkish soldiers, were wounded.

The intense artillery attacks carried out by the Turkish forces and mercenaries on the same area targeted civilian residential areas, causing great material damages for the local people living in the mentioned region.”