Kurdish YPG forces foil ISIS attempt to infiltrate into Kobane


A Kurdish fighter from the YPG securing a checkpoint in Kobane suburb. Photo: ARA News

ARA News 

KOBANE – A group of militants from the Islamic State (ISIS) were engaged in clashes with Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) near Kobane in northern Syria, after trying to infiltrate into the city.

Nuraddin Gaban, YPG spokesman in Kobane, told ARA News their forces have foiled an attempt by ISIS jihadis to storm Kurdish positions in the city.

“More than 20 terrorists from ISIS were trying to infiltrate into Kobane from the southwestern suburb. Two of them were captured by our forces, then clashes broke out and continued until the midnight, where various weapons were used,” Gaban said.

The official confirmed that three ISIS militants were injured in the clashes. “The terror group was forced to withdraw from the area on Saturday midnight,” the YPG spokesman said.

Last week, ISIS jihadis launched a similar operation in the Nassriya village in Kobane countryside and killed over ten people, mostly civilians. Then clashes erupted between the militants and the Kurdish forces, where at least three ISIS militants were killed and one YPG fighter was injured, before the group retreated from the village towards its strongholds in Jarablus city west of Kobane. 

Reporting by: Hozan Mamo

Source: ARA News 

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