Kobane: Kurdish forces discover a tunnel dug by Islamic State’s militants


The tunnels entrance discovered by Kobane defenders, believed to have been dug by ISIS militants. Photo: YPG MC

ARA News

Suruc, Turkey – The Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) announced Wednesday that they shot down two drones of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in the embattled Syrian city of Kobane.

The YPG-linked agency of Hawar reported that the YPG fighters shot down two IS-controlled drones in the eastern neighborhoods of Kobane.

“The YPG fighters shot down two small aircrafts of type ‘DJI Phantom-2 Vision’ used by the group to detect civilian sites, and had been supplying IS artillery with coordinates for bombing those sites,” Hawar added, quoting Kahraman Riqqa, the YPG fighter who participated in shooting down the planes.

“The planes were equipped with high-resolution cameras.”

The YPG has also discovered a tunnel dug by the IS radical group in Kobane.

Speaking to ARA News on the phone, the leading member in the YPG, Shoresh Dijla, said their fighters discovered a tunnel, in eastern Azadi Square, apparently dug by the IS militants “in order to avoid the U.S.-led coalition’s airstrikes in support of the defending forces in the city”.

Dijla stressed that the tunnel was incomplete.

Noteworthy, over the past three months, the IS radical group has published many videos for sites and neighborhoods in Kobane filmed by these drones.


Reporting by: Mohammed Ali Ahmed

Source: ARA News

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