Kurdish fighters of the YPG bidding farewell to fellow fighters in Tel Abyad. Photo: ARA News
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TEL ABYAD – Turkish army troops bombed on Tuesday headquarters of the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the Syrian border city of Tel Abyad, military sources reported.
Several artillery shells fired by the Turkish army hit the YPG headquarters in the border city of Tel Abyad.
At least two Kurdish fighters were injured and three armored vehicles were destroyed in the Turkish attack, the YPG leadership reported on Tuesday evening.
Tel Abyad city is located north of Raqqa province –the de facto capital of the Islamic State (ISIS) extremist group.
The city, which includes a crossing on Syria-Turkey border, was recaptured by the Kurdish forces in June, subsequent to fierce battles against ISIS militants. Since then, the Turkish border police and army troops have bombed the Kurdish headquarters for 23 times, according to Kurdish officials.
“Those attacks explain the Turkish support to ISIS terrorists,” YPG spokesman Habun Osman told ARA News in Tel Abyad.
“When the city was under ISIS control, the Turkish army has never launched any such operations. However, since the Kurdish forces liberated Tel Abyad, the Turkish army has repeatedly bombed the city and its suburb,” Osman said.
Reporting by: Hozan Mamo
Source: ARA News