A Kurdish fighter of the YPG in the anti-ISIS fighting front south of Qamishli. Photo: ARA News
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Suruc, Turkey – On Thursday, clashes continued between militant fighters of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) and the Kurdish joint forces (People’s Protection Units “YPG” and Peshmerga) in the southeastern countryside of Kobane in the province of Aleppo, northern Syria, military sources reported.
Speaking to ARA News from Kobane, the YPG fighter Khaled Minas said that fierce battles took place in areas near the villages of al-Idaniya and Aqbash, and led to the death of two IS militants was well as the destruction of two armored vehicles.
“Seven other IS terrorists were killed in clashes near the village of Khani, southeast of Kobane, in addition to the destruction of an armored car loaded with a heavy machine gun on the highway of Aleppo,” Minas told ARA News.
The source added that the IS terrorists militants launched an attack on the village of Munif and its surroundings with heavy weapons on Thursday.
“The joint forces were able to repel the attack, killing two militants and injuring several others,” he said.
Field sources confirmed that the clashes are still ongoing in the areas and villages surrounding the bridge of Qara Qozak, with fears of IS bombing of the bridge in an attempt to prevent the advancement of the joint forces.
Reporting by: Mohammed Ali
Source: ARA News