IS militants capture Kurdish civilians near Kobane

Displaced civilians watch their war-torn hometown of Kobane from the Turkish border-line. File photo

ARA News 

Kobane, Syria –Insurgents of the Islamic State (IS/ISIL) arrested a number of Kurdish civilians from the western countryside of Kobane, northern Syria.

Local sources in Shuyookh area in western Kobane told ARA News that at least 6 Kurdish young men were captured on Wednesday by IS militants –who stormed villages in the western countryside of Kobane earlier this week.

“They (the detainees) left their homes and crossed into Turkey about two weeks ago, and returned Wednesday only to take some luggage as they suffer sharp shortage of basic supplies at the borders, but unfortunately the IS terrorists found them and they were captured and taken to an unknown destination,” a family member of one of the detainees told ARA News, on condition of anonymity.

“The men who were captured by IS militants in western Kobane on Wednesday are Saleh Naasan, Fawaz Omar, Ahmed Omar and Mohammed Mustafa, as well as some others but we don’t know them yet,” the source said.

IS militant fighters seized major villages in the western countryside of Kobane earlier this week, including al-Qubba, Jaada, al-Qasimiya and al-Uwaina.

The civilians, who were evacuated from their villages by the IS group, are now scattered in Jarablus and Manbij near Aleppo, as many of them crossed the border into Turkey, and now suffer severe humanitarian conditions according to eyewitnesses.


Reporting by: Jan Ali

Source: ARA News

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