Kurdish female fighters clash with Turkey’s military in Syrian town

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Kurdish female fighters of the YPJ securing a checkpoint near the city of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) in northeastern Syria. Photo: ARA News

ARA News 

Hasakah – Kurdish female fighters of the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) on Monday clashed with Turkish Army forces near the town of Amude, in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah Governorate.

The clashes followed an attempt by the Turkish military troops to enter the Kurdish territory in northeastern Syria, where Turkey continues to build a concrete wall alongside the borderline.

“The Turkish Army on Monday entered the border village of Kharza, located about 10 kilometre west of Amude town. However, a YPJ unit opened fire on the Turkish convoy to prevent its progress,” a YPJ officer told ARA News.

“Clashes broke out in the vicinity of Kharza village, where our forces used heavy machine guns to push the Turkish troops back,” the Kurdish officer said.

At least two Kurdish female fighters were injured in the clashes.

It was not immediately clear whether the clashes resulted in any casualties among the Turkish troops.

“After three hours of sporadic clashes, the Turkish Army was forced to withdraw. They retreated towards the Turkish side of the border,” the YPJ officer told ARA News.

Kurdish officials condemned Turkey’s attempts to build border walls near Rojava’s cantons–Kobani, Efrin and Hasakah province.

Last week, the Turkish Army shelled the Kurdish district of Afrin in northwestern Aleppo, targeting the villages of Maranaaz, Vilat al-Qadi and Sheikh Issa after entering the Syrian territory.

Reporting by: Qehreman Miste | Source: ARA News

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