Kobane, Syria – Local residents from the western countryside of Kobane, northern Syria, reported that the Islamic State (IS/ISIL), an al-Qaeda offshoot, executed two Kurdish women on Wednesday.
The sources told ARA News that IS-linked snipers killed Kheiro Nebo, 90, on the spot as she refused to return to her village Taalik which fell under IS control on Wednesday morning.
Another woman, Zulekha Ramadan, 40, lost her life by mortar shell fragments which landed near her house in the village of Taalik.
Meanwhile, IS militant fighters bombed southern areas of the Kurdish-majority city of Kobane, killing and injuring dozens of civilians on Thursday.
On the other hand, the Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) announced that three of its fighters lost their lives during clashes with the IS groups in the countryside of Kobane earlier on Wednesday.
The Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) issued a statement condemning IS attacks against areas in Kobane.
The statement, of which ARA News received a copy, said: “We, in the KNC, condemn these barbaric attacks on villages and the innocent people, and we highly appreciate the heroic resistance of the people of the countryside of Kobane, as we call on the masses of our steadfast people in Kobane to cling to the land and protect it against IS extremists.”
The statement stressed the need to overcome partisan rifts and coordinate with the military forces stationed on the ground to defend our city in order to be able to defeat the invaders (in reference to IS groups).
The KNC appealed to the Kurdish forces, the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), the international community and the humanitarian organizations to bear their responsibilities towards civilians in Kobane.
In the meantime, Kobane’s executive body of the Auto-Administration (led by the Democratic Union Party ‘PYD’) commented on the ongoing attacks against the area, saying: “This nihilistic and barbaric cancer (in reference to IS) must be stopped and eradicated, because it has no ethical standards or deterrent religion, where its random shells reflect the greatest hatred and tendency to criminality the world has ever witnessed.”
The Auto-Administration also stressed the need to take up arms and join the trenches to defend Kobane.
The statement also called on the Kurdish people of various political movements to support Kobane in this ordeal, as well as appealing to the United Nations and world public opinion to support Kobane in the face of IS militants.
Reporting by: Jan Ali
Source: ARA News
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