A Kurdish fighter from the YPG in southern Kobane. Photo: ARA News
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KOBANE – Militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Sunday launched an attempt to infiltrate into Kobane in northern Syria by attacking three villages in the Kurdish region, military sources reported.
Kobane and its countryside are under control of the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG).
“ISIS militants attacked the villages of Gire Abre, Gire Sor and Shuyoukh in the southwestern countryside of Kobane, using mortar shells and heavy weapons,” YPG officer Nuraddin Gaban told ARA News in Kobane.
A number of civilians were injured in the targeted villages, before the YPG responded to the ISIS offensive by bombing ISIS positions in the area.
“Subsequent to the terror attacks on southwestern Kobane, our (YPG) forces were engaged in clashes with ISIS terrorists,” the Kurdish officer said. “We bombed ISIS positions with heavy artillery and rockets, causing the terror group heavy losses in manpower and equipment.”
At least eight ISIS militants were killed and two ISIS vehicles were destroyed, while the rest of the group’s fighters withdrew towards their headquarters in Jarablus, according to the official.
Reporting by: Hozan Mamo
Source: ARA News