Jihadists bomb Kurdish headquarters near Kobane


A Kurdish YPG fighter observing an ISIS-held checkpoint near Kobane. Photo: ARA News

ARA News 

KOBANE – Militants fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) targeted headquarters of the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the suburbs of Kobane in northern Syria with dozens of mortar shells, military sources reported on Wednesday. 

Speaking to ARA News in Kobane, the YPG fighter Noureddin Gaban said that ISIS militants, who are stationed in the villages of Jarabulus Tahtani and al-Jamel west of Kobane, bombed the YPG’s positions in the towns of Shuyookh Foqani, Nasiriyah and Atto.

“At least four YPG fighters were hardly injured in the attack, beside the destruction of a YPG security building in western Kobane,” the source said. 

“ISIS has also targeted our positions south of the town of Sirrin in the villages of Malha, Kanaftar and Bujaq, with mortars and local-made rockets, resulting in the injury of at least two YPG fighters,” Gaban added. 

The source pointed out that the Kurdish YPG forces responded to the ISIS-led attack with heavy shelling.

The hardline group has been launching surprise attacks on the countryside of Kobane for months. It occasionally carries out attacks from its positions in Jarabulus city against the Kurdish headquarters in Kobane and its countryside. 

The YPG leadership has recently deployed hundreds of fighters alongside the Euphrates River near Jarabulus in preparation for storming ISIS strongholds in the area.

Reporting by: Jan Nasro

Source: ARA News

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