A Kurdish fighter from the Peshmerga stands on a damaged armored vehicle from ISIS group in Kobane. Photo: ARA News
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Kobane, Syria – On Thursday, Kurdish military sources reported that the U.S.-led coalition warplanes targeted several locations of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) south and southeast of Kobane in the province of Aleppo, northern Syria, coincided with clashes between the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the IS group in Kobane countryside.
Speaking to ARA News in Kobane, Sarhad Abbas, a fighter in the ranks of YPG said that the coalition’s warplanes bombed Thursday several IS locations in the vicinity of the villages of Qirat and Khatouniya south of Kobane, while clashes continued in southern villages amid remarkable advancement by the joint forces (YPG, Peshmerga and FSA).
The source confirmed that at least five IS militants were killed when clashes broke out between the Kurdish forces and the radical group in the area.
“The joint forces liberated several villages in Kobane’s south on the Rodko Highway,” Abbas added.
In the meantime, the YPG Media Center announced that their fighters carried out Wednesday evening a strategic operation against the IS terrorists who are stationed in the village of Khani southeast of Kobane city, killing five terrorists, and destroying an IS-manned armored vehicle.
Sources in Kobane reported that the clashes between Kurds and IS group continued until Thursday midnight.
Reporting by: Jan Nasro
Source: ARA News