YPG and FSA launch joint military operations against Islamic State in northern Syria

FSA and YPG fighters launch joint operations against IS militants in the countryside of Syria's Kobane. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Kobane, Syria – On Friday, the joint military chamber of Burkan al-Furat –established by the Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) and Free Syrian Army (FSA)– started its operations against militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIL) in the countryside of Kobane, northern Syria.

At least 15 IS fighters were reportedly killed in the countryside of Kobane on Friday.

The Media Centre of the YPG (military arm of the Democratic Union Party ‘PYD’) released a statement saying that a unit of the joint military Chamber of Burkan al-Furat was able to bomb a car belonging to the Islamic State group in the Qara Qozak area near Kobane city, killing 15 of its crew.

The Popular Protection Units (YPG) announced on Wednesday its alliance with the Brigades and factions of the FSA in Kobane, forming  a joint operations room under the name of Burkan al-Furat (volcano of Euphrates) in order to organize the fight against the Islamic State in the region.

The YPG-FSA joint chamber was established on Wednesday, Sept.10, 2014, in an effort to launch efficient military operations against IS extremists in northern Syria.


Reporting by: Jan Ali

Source: ARA News

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