Kurdish fighters of the YPG in Afrin bid farewell to comrades killed during clashes against ISIS. Photo: ARA News
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Qamishli, Syria – Media Center of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) announced Saturday the loss of seven Kurdish fighters in the city of Hasakah, northeastern Syria, during battles against Islamic State group (IS/ISIS).
The Media Center of the YPG informed ARA News that four YPG combatants lost their lives on Saturday and three others fell on Friday during clashes against IS militants in Hasakah.
“IS terrorists renewed Saturday their attacks on the Bira Spi district of Hasakah, which led to the outbreak of fierce clashes between our (YPG) units and the terrorists, during which heavy weapons were used,” a spokesman of the YPG said.
“We were unable to document the number of casualties among the group’s ranks during these clashes,” the YPG spokesman added. “We have lost seven of our bravest fighters, who sacrificed for the freedom of their homeland and people.”
Also on Saturday, IS militants targeted the village of Farhiya in Hasakah province with 3 car bomb attacks, two of which were destroyed by the Kurdish forces before reaching their target, while the third car bomb exploded near the headquarters of the YPG in the village.
No casualties were reported in the car bomb attacks.
“Subsequently, fierce clashes broke out in the vicinity of Farhiya and continued until Saturday midnight. Our killed at least 10 (IS) terrorists and destroyed three military vehicles during the clashes,” YPG fighter Sarhad Othman told ARA News.
Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh
Source: ARA News