ISIS clashes with Kurds, strives to regain lost areas north Raqqa

ISIS militants (R) and YPG fighters (L). File photo

ARA News 

HASAKAH – At least six militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group were killed in clashes with Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) near Ain Issa town in Raqqa province, northeastern Syria, military sources reported on Tuesday. 

The YPG local spokesman Habun Osman told ARA News that clashes broke our in the YPG-held village of Bir Issa near Ain Issa town after a number of ISIS militants tried to infiltrate into the area coming from Raqqa city.

“Our forces deterred the terrorists’ attempt to regain Bir Issa in the northern countryside of Raqqa, and the group was forced to withdraw under the blows of the YPG,” Osman said.

“We have collected six corpses of ISIS terrorists following the clashes,” the source added.

The YPG has also destroyed two ISIS vehicles in Tuesday’s clashes, according to Osman. 

Noteworthy, the Kurdish forces and some Syrian rebel factions have recently formed a new alliance under the banner “Syrian Democratic Forces”, aimed at liberating the entire province of Raqqa and other Syrian areas from ISIS extremists.

“We are determined to eliminate ISIS from our region, and the coordination with other anti-ISIS forces is crucial at the moment,” YPG spokesman told ARA News. 

Reporting by: Serbaz Yousef

Source: ARA News

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