Disputes break out among FSA rebels in Kobane

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ARA News 

Suruc, Turkey – A group of 14 fighters from the Free Syrian Army (FSA), who entered the city of Kobane two days ago, returned to Turkey after rifts among them concerning distribution of arms, a military source in Kobane told ARA News on Friday. 

The source, on the condition of anonymity, pointed out that the FSA group, who were supposed to be responsible for heavy guns of Dushka type in the fight against IS in Kobane, returned back to Turkish territory, after a dispute over the distribution of weapons. 

The same source said that Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) intervened immediately to resolve the dispute among the FSA rebels in Kobane.

Around 200 FSA fighters entered Kobane through Turkey in the last two days, local sources told ARA News

In another context, Ismat Sheikh Hassan, head of the Defense Council in PYD-linked Auto-Administration told ARA News on the phone that he expects a high level of coordination between the Peshmerga forces –who came from Iraqi Kurdistan to back kinsmen in the fight against militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS)– and the YPG in Kobane. 

Speaking to ARA News in Kobane, the civil rights activist Barzan Khalil reported that sporadic clashes broke out on Friday morning, between militants of the Islamic State and Kurdish fighters from the YPG.

Meanwhile, the IS group launched mortar fire against several YPG-held neighborhoods in the city. 

Khalil added that the international coalition’s fighter jets targeted an IS-led military vehicle full of explosives in Kobane on Friday.  

 

Reporting by: Redwan Bizar

Source: ARA News

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