Unprecedented cooperation between Kurdish YPG and FSA rebels in northern Syria



ARA News

Kobane, Syria− Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) and opposition fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) jointed attacked strongholds of the al-Qaeda splinter group of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near the city of Kobane north of Syria’s Aleppo. 

The unprecedented cooperation between the YPG forces and the FSA rebels against ISIL took place in several villages in the countryside of the Kurdish populated city of Kobane on Sunday.

The villages of Jaada and Qubba saw fierce clashes between the armed groups over the last two days.

Two members of the YPG were killed and more than 7 injuries in the ranks of the FSA were reported. The injured were transfered to al-Amal hospital in Kobane. 

Meanwhile, a number of casualties were reported among the ISIL militants.  ARA News could not verify the exact number of ISIL casualties. 

In a linked development, clashes broke out between the two parties in Serrin and the grain silos area (35 km south of Kobane).

The most prominent participants in the clashes of the FSA battalions and brigades were Ahrar Souriya brigade, al-Akrad Front, Ahrar al-Qubba, and al-Tawheed brigades (which work under the banner of the Islamic Front), local sources told ARA News.

Since months, the FSA and the Kurdish YPG forces are in conflict with ISIL militants for control over areas in northern Syria.  


Reporting by: Ahmed Mustafa

Source: ARA News


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