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ALEPPO – The radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) pounded Saturday the Kurdish-populated town of Tel Aran in the countryside of al-Bab city in Aleppo province, northern Syria, killing and wounding a number of civilians, including women and children, local activists reported.
Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, media activist Nasser Tlajabini said that a group of ISIS militants tried to break into the town of Tel Aran from the eastern and southern sides of the town.
“ISIS-led ground offensive on Tel Aran was preceded by heavy shelling with artillery and mortars by the terror group, which led to the death of at least eight civilians, including a woman and two children from one family, and the injury of several others,” Tlajabini added.
“The extremist group tries to take revenge of the town’s residents –who had harbored Syrian rebels two years ago,” he added.
The extremist group seeks to expand its areas of control in Aleppo province by fighting for major towns such as Tel Aran and Deir Hafer.
An eyewitness told ARA News that four of the Kurdish victims in the ISIS-led bombing on Tel Aran have been identified as Barouq Suleiman, Ayman Ashash, Hassan Fares and Ammar Sakaq.
“We could not identify the other victims yet,” the source added.
Reporting by: Jan Nasro
Source: ARA News