Kurdish fighters adopt new strategy against ISIS militants in Syria


Kurdish female fighters of the YPJ (Woman Protection Units) are active participant in the war against ISIS extremists in Syria. File photo

ARA News

Urfa, Turkey ــ A special squad of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) carried out a qualitative operation against militants of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in the village of Jalabiya, south of Kobane, killing five members of the group and seizing their weapons, Kurdish military sources reported.

Speaking to ARA News, Omid Khoshman, a YPG fighter, said that the YPG’s operation also resulted in the destruction of an IS-led vehicle loaded with ammunition and a Dushka machine gun. 

Koshman pointed out that among the dead was Abdul Razzaq Abu Khaled, a prominent militant fighter from the village of Buaas of northern Raqqa.

For security reasons, Khoshman did not reveal further details on the operation, saying that the Kurdish forces will carry out similar attacks in the coming days.

In relevant developments, about 28 militants of the IS radical group were killed Saturday, including two “Princes“, during clashes with the Kurdish defending forces in the city of Kobane (Ain al-Arab).

Abu Ali al-Askari and Abu Mohammed al-Masri, both IS “Princes”. were reported dead during clashes with the Kurdish forces on Sunday.

“Al-Askari and al-Masri were responsible for planning the military operations of the terrorists against Kobane,” the YPG’s leadership said in a statement. 

Meanwhile, the IS Prince Abu Khattab was reportedly killed by the Kurdish fighters in the village of Mabrookeh in the countryside of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) of al-Hasakah province, northeastern Syria.


Reporting by: Redwan Bizar

Source: ARA News

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