Syrian Kurds demand more support from U.S.-led coalition against ISIS

Kurdish fighters observing ISIS headquarters near Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain), northeastern Syria. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Suruc, Turkey – On Friday, clashes renewed between the joint forces (of the People’s Protection Units ‘YPG’, FSA and the Peshmerga) and militants of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in the vicinity of the Qara Qozak bridge southwest of Kobane, military sources reported.

Speaking to ARA News, FSA fighter Abu Ali Osman said that at least 30 Islamic State terrorists were killed during clashes near the Qara Qozak bridge, while four fighters from the joint forces lost their lives.

Osman also pointed out that some Arab communities were displaced and headed to the Qabr Imo village of the city of Manbij (10 km southwest of the Qara Qozak Bridge).

In the meantime, the YPG’s Media Center announced an emergency Friday among Kurdish people to confront IS attacks on Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain), Tel Temir and the surrounding villages in northeastern Syria.

Redoor Khalil, the YPG’s official spokesman, said that the IS group is trying to regain power after its heavy defeats in Tel Hamis, bringing in additional reinforcements from Aleppo, Raqqa and even from Iraq.

“The terrorists are trying to compensate for their losses in Tel Hamis by attacking Sere Kaniye and Tel Temir, where they committed atrocities against Assyrian and Kurdish communities,” he said. 

To counter this attack, Khalil called on the Kurdish youth to join the ranks of the YPG forces.

The YPG spokesman also appealed to the U.S.-led international coalition to take part in the battle of Tel Temir, similar to their support to the Kurdish forces in Tel Brak and Tel Hamis.

Kurdish sources said that in the last four days, the coalition’s warplanes did not attack any IS targets in the vicinity of Tel Temir and Sere Kaniye in Hasakah province. 


Reporting by: Mohammed Ali 

Source: ARA News

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