Kurds combat ISIS in Serrin town north Syria

A Kurdish fighter from the YPG in souther Kobane. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Urfa, Turkey – On Thursday, clashes continued for the forty fifth day between the joint forces (YPG, FSA and Peshmerga) and militants of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in the fighting front of the Serrin area, south of Kobane in northern Syria, amid intensified airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes against IS.

Speaking to ARA News, Noureddin Gaban, fighter in the ranks of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) said that the U.S.-led international coalition’s warplanes led several airstrikes on locations of the IS jihadists in the vicinity of the town of Serrin.

“We are not sure whether the air strikes left casualties in the IS ranks,” he added.

The source said that the IS group received additional reinforcements from city of Raqqa through the Tishreen dam.

“The additional reinforcements included several armored vehicles, weapons and ammunitions,” the source told ARA News.

Also on Thursday, the YPG’s Media Center issued a statement saying that the YPG fighters were able to kill three IS insurgents in clashes in the villages of Sebti and Khani, south of Kobane.

For more than a week, hit and run battles continued between IS extremists and the joint forces at the front of the town of Serrin, amid the constant advancement of the joint forces towards in the town.


Reporting by: Jean Nasro

Source: ARA News

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