Kurdish forces intensify anti-ISIS operations, reaching Jarablus

Kurdish joint forces intensify any-ISIS operations in Syria. File photo

ARA News

Gaziantep, Turkey – On Wednesday, the Kurdish joint forces (People’s Protection Units “YPG” and the Peshmerga) pounded locations of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in the city of Jarablus, in northern Syria. 

The Kurdish forces launched rockets from the village of al-Bayadiya in the countryside of the Jarablus, targeting military units of IS.

Speaking to ARA News in Jarablus, media activist Ali Mahmoud reported that more than six rockets hit IS strongholds in the city center and Safa neighborhood. No casualties were reported. 

Nuha Mustafa, a teacher based in Jarablus, said that the Kurdish rockets caused a state of alert among IS militants, “who started to move weapons from the targeted areas to other neighborhoods in the city.

“Civilians were trying to escape, but all roads were blocked by IS militants who were preparing for confrontations with the Kurdish forces,” said Mustafa.

In a related development, Fawaz Mustafa, commander of the al-Tawhid Brigade of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), told ARA News: “We demanded that the civilians evacuate the city, so that our troops in Manbij could prepare to head to Jarablus soon in order to back the Kurdish forces against ISIS.”  


Reporting by: Beri Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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