Kurds fight Islamists in Syrian Kurdish villages



ARA News

Tel Abyad/Girespi, Syria− Renewed clashes took place between Islamist fighters and the Kurdish forces of the YPG in the western suburbs of the Syrian northern city of Tel Abyad, on Tuesday.

Activists reported that members of the al-Qaeda affiliated group of the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS) tried to take over Kurdish villages west of Tel Abyad/Girespi, which resulted in fierce clashes between the group ad the Kurdish fighters of the Popular Protection Units (YPG)−military wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD).

The clashes took place in the vicinity of several Kurdish villages, including Giresor, Susik, Kendal, al-Kalba, Abdi Koy, and Mallouh.

According to sources, the YPG forces destroyed one of the ISIS military vehicles. During the clashes, a member of the Islamist group of ISIS has been killed and tow others were seriously wounded. 

Khabat Ali, a media activist in Tel Abyad, said that the wounded fighters of ISIS were transferred to a Turkish hospital for treatment.

Tel Abyad (or Girespi in Kurdish) is located at the Syrian-Turkish borders where various armed groups struggle to permanently control the strategic border crossing.  

Over the last few months, the ISIS is engaged in a violent conflict with the Kurdish forces to control main Syrian Kurdish areas. Hundreds of fighters from both parties have been killed during the continuous struggle for power.


Report by: Ridwan Bizar

Source: ARA News


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