U.S.-led coalition renews anti-ISIS strikes in Kobane amid intensified battles


Kurdish fighters of the YPG preparing for anti-ISIS clashes in the countryside of Sere Kaniye, northeastern Syria. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Suruc, Turkey – On Wednesday, the international coalition’s warplanes launched several strikes on the locations of the Islamic State’s (IS/ISIS) militants in the embattled city of Kobane (Ain al-Arab) in Aleppo province, northern Syria.

Eyewitnesses on the Turkish border with Kobane reported that the coalition’s warplanes launched Wednesday afternoon three raids on IS locations with several missiles, targeting the villages of Mamid, Minaz and Mazri Abroush south of Kobane. 

Speaking to ARA News, Shoresh Dijlah, leading member of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), reported that on Wednesday they were able to kill an IS sniper in southern Kobane, after targeting his position with guided missile which “led to his death along with other IS militants”. 

Meanwhile, the Media Center of YPG issued a statement saying: “Our units carried out two ‘strategic operations’ against the IS terrorist groups in al-Hal market and the downtown area”. 

According to the Media Center, six IS militant fighters were killed on Wednesday. 

Noteworthy, the Islamic State offensive on Kobane has been ongoing for 86 days. The group has lost hundreds of fighters, according to documentation centers.


Reporting by: Mohammed Ali Ahmed

Source: ARA News

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