Renewed clashes in Syrian Kurdish villages

31-08-2013

 

ARA News

Tel Abyad, Al-Raqqah, Syria − On Tuesday, clashes reportedly resumed in the western suburbs of the city of Tel Abyad, north-east of Syria, between the Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) −backed by the Kurdish Front brigade− and fighters of al-Nusra Front, the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS) and battalions work under the banner of  the Free Syrian Army (FSA). 

The cashes reached a number of villages in Tel Abyad suburbs, including the villages of Karab Sarunj and Qazzali.

A source in a neighbouring village near to the clash sites told ARA News that the Kurdish Islamic Front −a recently founded extremist group− which took the village of Susik as a stronghold for its forces, cooperated with other Islamic armed groups in targeting the village of Girê Sorwith heavy weapons from Susik. 

On the other hand, the News 24 network reported that the Popular Protection Units (YPG) attacked the village of Mahmoudia, west of the city of Tel Abyad, where members of the ISIS took it as a stronghold.

Meanwhile, the YPG has completely taken over the area causing a number of casualties in the ranks of the Islamic group. The number of casualties is not declared yet. 

Moreover, the YPG took over a large quantity of weapons after controlling the village of Mahmoudia.

In the same context, sources in the city of Tel Abyad told ARA News that about 60 vehicles have arrived in the city carrying heavy weapons from the city of Deir ez-Zor, western the country, to support the Islamic battalions in the fight against the Kurds in the west of the city of Tel Abyad.

 

Report by: Ridwan Bizar

Source: ARA News

 

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