Entrance of the liberated city of Kobane. Photo: ARA News
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KOBANE – Turkey’s military on Sunday hit the Kurdish city of Kobane in northern Syria with four shells, bombing residential houses, local sources reported.
The Turkish army forces, stationed on the border with Syria’s Kurdish region, targeted the districts of Khikhire and Tarmik in southeastern Kobane on Sunday evening.
“Four artillery shells hit Kobane coming from the Turkish side of the border, causing destruction of several houses,” eyewitnesses told ARA News in Kobane. It was not immediately clear how many casualties fell in the Turkish bombardment.
The city of Kobane and its countryside have been under the control of the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) since expelling militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) in February 2015. Since then, the YPG-held areas have been exposed to several mortar and artillery attacks by the Turkish army, according to Kurdish military sources.
“As the Kurdish forces continue their advance against ISIS terrorists and other Turkey-backed jihadi groups, the Turkish authorities keep targeting the Kurdish positions in a direct support to those terror groups,” a YPG official told ARA News.
Reporting by: Hozan Mamo and Anwar Omar
Source: ARA News