YPG fighters and other members of the Kurdish-Arab alliance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) gather in Kobane suburb after liberating Tishreen Dam from ISIS militants. Photo: ARA News
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KOBANE – Dozens of militant fighters from the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group were killed in military operations by the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria.
The YPG leadership said in a statement on Wednesday that 98 ISIS jihadis were killed in fierce attacks by the Kurdish units in the last two weeks.
“Our forces carried out 14 new military operations against Daesh strongholds in northern Syria and were engaged in 10 clashes on the border with Turkey over the past two weeks,” the Kurdish command center in Rojava said, using another acronym for ISIS.
“At least 98 terrorists were killed and several more were arrested by our (YPG) forces,” it said, adding that 20 Kurdish fighters lost their lives in clashes with ISIS militants.
The recent Kurdish military operations against ISIS took place in Syria’s northern provinces of Hasakah, Raqqa and Aleppo.
The YPG forces have reportedly seized a large deal of ammunition and weapons from ISIS militants during the recent clashes, including 44 Kalashnikov rifles and 40 hand grenades, beside dozens of mortar shells and explosive devices.
Reporting by: Hozan Mamo
Source: ARA News