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Sere Kaniye, Syria − On Wednesday, three members of the Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) were killed during clashes with the al-Qaeda linked militants of al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS/Daash) in the village of Jafa, near Sere Kaniye/Ras Al Ain. The clashes ended when the Kurdish forces took over the village, killing dozens of the Islamist fighters and controlling their weapons.
A statement issued by the YPG leadership −linked to the Democratic Union Party in Syria (PYD)− confirmed their forces’ total control on the village of Jafa.
“As fierce clashes continue between the Kurdish forces of the YPG and fighters of ISIS and al-Nusra Front, the YPG forces took over the village of Jafa and many surrounding farms in Sere Kaniye suburbs,” the statement said.
According to the YPG, more than 30 Islamist fighters were killed during the recent clashes near the war-torn city of Sere Kaniye.
The Kurdish forces have also taken over the weapons of al-Nusra and ISIS in Jafa village, which included two artillery shells of Caliber 120mm, heavy machine guns of Dushka model Caliber12.5mm and Caliber 14.5mm, and five Kalashinkov rifles, in addition to six cars and two communication sets.
The statement added that after three days of the YPG’s control over the village of Alok in the countryside of Sere Kaniye last week, fierce clashes started between their forces and fighters of Jabhat al-Nusra in the Kurdish areas of Tirbespi/al-Qahtaniyah and Kobani.
Source: ARA News