Kurds, allied Syrian rebels push ISIS back in southern Kobane


Kurdish fighters who joined the ranks of the SDF alliance, heading towards the front lines in northern Aleppo. A Kurdish female fighter is seen raising the V for victory. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

KOBANE – Subsequent to clashes with militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS), western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recaptured on Monday new areas in the southern countryside of Kobane near the Turkish border, military sources confirmed. 

Kurdish-Arab alliance of the SDF regained five new villages and four farms, pushing ISIS back towards Raqqa after fierce clashes south of Kobane.

Speaking to ARA News, Sarhad Abbas, a Kurdish spokesman for the SDF, said that their units have regained the villages of Qadriya, Shamari, Kadusha, Majid and Huseniyah, besides four surrounding farms.

“The terror group had taken those villages and farms as military bases from which its militants used to bomb our headquarters in Kobane,” Abbas said.

At least five ISIS militants were killed in Monday’s clashes.

“We have also bombed four ISIS vehicles and we seized some weapons subsequent to the liberation of those areas,” the spokesman added.

Kobane is considered a main supply line for the SDF units, through which they send reinforcements towards the northern countryside of Aleppo as clashes continue between the Kurdish-Arab alliance and ISIS on the western bank of the Euphrates River. Similar clashes are now taking place in northern Aleppo between the alliance and al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front.  

Reporting by: Hozan Mamo

Source: ARA News

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