Kurdish forces determined to liberate Kobane

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Kurdish fighters of the YPG. File photo

ARA News

Suruc, Turkey  – On Wednesday, militant fighters of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) attacked headquarters of the Kurdish forces in the city of Kobane in an attempt to regain control of a number of districts after days of withdrawal, military sources told ARA news.

“The attacks caused clashes between the Popular Protection Units (YPG) and IS terrorists,” Zinar Gabani, a YPG fighter, told ARA News. “During the clashes, several members of the IS were killed.” 

“On Tuesday, our fighters (YPG) forced the terrorists to withdraw from major neighborhoods in Kobane, following a strategic operation during which fifteen IS members were killed,” Gabani reported. 

Meanwhile, the Media Center of the YPG issued a statement Wednesday, saying that the Kurdish forces are advancing in the southern suburb of Kobane, adding that continuous clashes took place against IS militants in the area during the last two days. 

“Our units carried out simultaneous operations against IS terrorists in the village of Mazri (5 kilometers southwest of Kobane), which resulted in the destruction of several IS-manned military vehicles and the death of at least 8 militants,” the YPG’s MC reported. 

The YPG fighters in Kobane are backed by heavy weapons of the Peshmerga forces, in conjunction with factions of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the conflict against IS group in the area.

 

Reporting by: Mohammed Ali Ahmed

Source: ARA News

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