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Suruc, Turkey – Airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition against strongholds of the Islamic State (IS/ISIL) in Kobane claimed lives of at least 100 militants of the extremist group in the last two days, local sources reported.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the death of 100 IS militant fighters in the Kurdish border city, including members of the IS-led battalion of al-Hisba (Islamic police) during the coalition’s airstrikes on the IS strongholds in Kobane.
Speaking to ARA News in Kobane, Kurdish fighter and member of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), Jiwan Susik, said that the international coalition’s fighter jets were able to damage several military vehicles belonging to IS radicals in Kobane on Saturday.
Susik said that the IS extremists made several attempts to launch car bomb attacks against headquarters of the Kurdish fighters inside the city “but failed”.
“The intensive U.S.-led strikes constrained the movement of the IS terrorists and prevented them from penetrating the YPG headquarters with explosive cars,” Susik told ARA News. “The YPG forces are in a continuous contact with the U.S. fighter jets and inform them about the locations and movement of the IS group, which makes the airstrikes more effective.”
Reporting by: Redwan Bizar
Source: ARA News