The al-Bab Military Council retaliated for the Turkish army's deadly attacks on the YPJ, YPG, the Military Council and civilians, heavily hitting a Turkish base near al-Bab. In the process, twelve Turkish soldiers and ten mercenaries were killed and a large amount of military equipment was destroyed, according to a statement published by the council today.
The statement reads, "In an attack by the Turkish occupying state on the communications office in Til Temir on August 19, 2021, YPJ Military Council member Sosin Bîrhat, as well as Egîd Girkêlegê and two fighters of the Military Council were killed. On the same day, the vehicle of the YPG commander Rênas Roj was shot at, and the commander fell a martyr.
The Turkish state and its mercenaries continued their attacks on our region continuously during this period. Dozens of civilians, including women and children, were killed and wounded as a result of the attacks. Civilian houses and farmland were severely damaged.
Our forces responded to these cruel attacks by the Turkish state with a successful action. On September 7, 2021, our units targeted a Turkish military base, where sixty Turkish soldiers and mercenaries were stationed, near the village of Yaşlî in al-Bab. At the same time, effective actions were also carried out against some positions where the enemy forces were stationed to defend the base.
During the action against the military base, a very effective explosion occurred. This destroyed a large part of the base and quite a few armored vehicles. At the same time, the heavy weapons providing protection for the base were effectively hit. The Turkish state and its mercenaries were thus dealt a severe blow.”
The balance of the action reads:
“12 soldiers of the Turkish army were killed and 11 others were injured, three of them seriously.
At the same time, ten mercenaries affiliated with the Turkish state were killed and ten others were injured.
In addition, three tanks, two armored troop carriers, several positions and checkpoints, heavy weapons, vehicles and ammunition were burned and destroyed.
Our forces successfully returned to their bases after the retaliatory action. One fighter was injured during the course of the action.
It is our fundamental duty to defend the people and values of the northern and eastern Syrian region. We never attack other forces and countries. But if there is an attack on our people, our region and our fighters, we will respond without hesitation. This is a legitimate universal right."