Fighters of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) hold a position during fighting against ISIS militants. File photo
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Qamishli, Syria – On Monday, at least 17 militants of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) were killed during attacks by the Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the countryside of Hasakah in northeastern Syria, the YPG’s Media Center reported.
Officials of the YPG’s Media Center told ARA News their units carried out “strategic military operations” against IS terrorists near the village of Tweina (10 km west of the city of Hasakah), which resulted in the destruction of an IS maned armored vehicle.
“Our (YPG) units also clashed with another terrorist group, killing 5 and wounding others.”
“In the village of Matfina, our fighters were able to kill four IS terrorists and injure at least two others,” the YPG Media Center reported.
The Kurdish fighters of the YPG also attacked IS strongholds in the Abu Rifaa farm near al-Kharita Square in southern Hasakah, killing eight IS militants.
ARA News could not verify the exact number of the YPG’s losses in the recent battles.
Speaking to ARA News, Jomerd Temir, a member of the YPG forces in Hasakah, said that on Monday their units carried out another attack against IS headquarters on the road linking the town of Tel Temir to the city of Hasakah, resulting in the destruction of a number of the group’s manned-vehicles. There were no reports of casualties.
The military operations expanded in the countryside of Hasakah, where clashes broke out between the pro-Assad forces and the Islamic State militants in the eastern and southern countryside of Hasakah, while similar clashes continue between the YPG forces and IS insurgents in the western countryside of the city.
Reporting by: Dilshad Muhammad
Source: ARA News