Kurdish forces renew attacks against ISIS militants northern Syria


Kurdish fighters of the YPG during military training in Sere Kaniye, northeastern Syria. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – Clashes renewed Wednesday between the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and militants of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in the town of Tel Hamis and the suburbs of the town of Jazaa in the southern countryside of Qamishli (Qamishlo), in northeastern Syria, causing casualties on both sides.

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil rights activist Ammar Hassan said that clashes renewed between the Kurdish forces of the YPG and the IS militants, north of the town of Tel Hamis as well as in the villages of Qadaa, Palestine and Kinho in the Jazaa area near the Syrian-Iraqi border. 

“This coincided with artillery bombing by the YPG fighters, causing the death of at least two IS militants and the injury of several others, while one fighter of the YPG was reported killed during the clashes,” Hassan reported. 

In the meantime, the YPG’s Media Center said in a statement: “Our units carried out an anti-IS military operation near the village of Qadaa (located south of the town of Jazaa), which resulted in the killing of two IS members and the injury of two others, as well as the destruction of an IS-manned military vehicle.”

For months, the Jazaa area near the Syrian-Iraqi border witnessed daily clashes between IS militants and the YPG, yet neither group has made any remarkable advances. 


Reporting by: Dilshad Mohamed

Source: ARA News

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