Militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) in parade in Tel Abyad. File photo
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TEL ABYAD – Militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) infiltrated into the Syrian border city of Tel Abyad north of Raqqa and bombed Kurdish security headquarters, military sources reported on Wednesday.
The Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) recaptured the strategic city of Tel Abyad on the border with Turkey in June, subsequent to fierce battles against ISIS militants. Since then, the Kurdish security force of the Asayish has been running the city together with a local administration established by the social components of the city.
“A group of ISIS terrorists infiltrated into Tel Abyad and detonated explosives inside a building for the Asayish security forces. The explosion caused a large destruction in the building and claimed lives of several Kurdish forces,” a spokesman for the Asayish said.
Speaking to ARA News in Tel Abyad, Asayish officer Baran Derik said that clashes broke out between the Kurdish forces and ISIS militants after the explosion.
“Three ISIS terrorists were killed in the clashes and two others were arrested, while the rest escaped the city towards Raqqa. Also one of our (Asayish) members lost his life after being wounded in the clashes,” Derik said.
This comes amid continuous advance by the Kurdish-Arab alliance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against ISIS in northern Syria.
Reporting by: Hozan Mamo
Source: ARA News