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DECEMBER 2021

In Video: Turkish-Backed Syrian Militants Destroy Empty Building In Response To Deadly Russian Airstrikes

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In Video: Turkish-Backed Syrian Militants Destroy Empty Building In Response To Deadly Russian Airstrikes

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The Syrian Front for Liberation (SFL) has responded to the September 26 Russian airstrikes on the Turkish-occupied Syrian area of Afrin by targeting an empty building with a US-made TOW anti-tank guided missile (ATGM).

The Turkish-backed front claimed that the building, which is located to the south of Afrin, was a joint headquarters of the Syrian Arab Army and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, known as the PKK.

Syrian pro-government and Kurdish sources dismissed the SFL claims. No casualties were reported as a result of the ATGM strike.

At least 11 Turkish-backed militants were killed and 13 others were wounded as a result of the Russian airstrikes which destroyed a large headquarters of the SLF’s Hamzah Division in southern Afrin.

The Russian Aerospace Forces bombed Afrin on September 25 and 26 in response to a recent attack by Turkish-backed militants that targeted a post of the SAA located to the south of the occupied area.

The SFL was formed on September 9 by five of Turkey’s largest proxies in northern Syria, the Mu’tasim Division, the Hamzah Division, the Suleyman Shah Division, the 20th Division and the Northern Hawks Brigade.

The front was criticized and even mocked by many opposition supporters on social networks for its weak response to the Russian airstrikes on Afrin.

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