Afrin | Person blows himself up during security raid by Turkish-backed military police on his house
Aleppo Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR sources have reported that a suicide bomber blew himself up with a grenade during a raid by the Turkish-backed military police on his house in Afrin canton, which is under the control of Turkish forces and their proxy factions in the northern countryside of Aleppo. The explosion killed the suicide bomber and injured his family and several members of the military police.
According to local sources, the suicide bomber was an ISIS member. Other sources say that the man was shot dead by the military police, but SOHR has not verified.
On February 27, SOHR activists monitored Turkish-backed factions in “Olive Branch” and “Euphrates Shield” areas were being put on high alert this morning, following announcement by Minister of Defence of the “Interim Government” about a large-scale security campaign with the aim of tearing out the “terrorist cells”, as it described. Factions of the “National Army” established a large number of military checkpoints at the entrances of Al-Bab, Azaz and Afrin cities, amid hectic movements by patrols and militiamen in the region.
A day earlier, SOHR sources monitored large armed military columns belonging to Turkish-backed factions, roaming the streets of cities and towns of the north and east Aleppo countryside.