A Kurdish fighter from the joint forces during clashes against ISIS. Photo: ARA News
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Kobane, Syria – The Kurdish joint forces on the southern fighting front of Kobane seized control of new villages south of the city, imposing blockade on the town of Serrin held by the Islamic State (IS/ISIS), Kurdish military sources reported on Monday.
Speaking to ARA News in Kobane, Noureddin Gaban, a fighter of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) said that the joint forces took control of the villages of Jol Bek, Mitras, Alkana and Kolkan north and east of the town of Serrin, following fierce clashes with IS militants.
“Our forces were able to weaken the IS grip in the Serrin area,” he added.
The source added that at least thirteen IS insurgents were killed in the clashes, while a number of others were injured and transferred by the group to the camp of Dam Tishreen.
In the meantime, the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes bombed several locations of the radical group in the vicinity of the villages of Sebti Araban and Qal Hadid in southern Kobane, which led to the destruction of an IS armored vehicle and a mortar.
In the past two days, the contact points between the joint forces and the hardline group have decreased to just two areas which are the Serrin and Qal Hadid fighting fronts. The clashes continued in more than ten locations during the past weeks in the southern and southeastern areas of Kobane, amid continuous advance by the Kurdish forces against the Islamic State.
Reporting by: Jan Nasro
Source: ARA News