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Qamishli, Syria – At least five militants of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) were killed during clashes with the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the southern countryside of Qamishli (Qamishlo) in northeastern Syria, local sources reported on Thursday.
Speaking to ARA News in Qamishli, civil rights activist Ismail Ali said that fierce clashes broke out between the YPG forces and militant fighters of the Islamic State near the villages of Masusa and Taqtaq –which are administratively linked to the town of Tel Hamis (35 km south of Qamishli).
In the meantime, the YPG Media Center confirmed in a statement, of which ARA News received a copy, the killing of five terrorists during a strategic military operation by the Kurdish units against the IS group in northern Tel Hamis.
The YPG leadership pointed out that the military operation also resulted in the destruction of an IS-manned armored vehicle.
Noteworthy, the town of Tel Hamis and the surrounding villages are witnessing continuous clashes between the Kurdish YPG fighters and militants of the Islamic State for more than a year.
Reporting by: Dilshad Muhammad
Source: ARA News