Kobane defenders attack ISIS positions, 7 militants dead


A Kurdish fighter from the YPG is seen during clashes against ISIS militants in the countryside of Sere Kaniye, northeastern Syria. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Suruc, Turkey – After regaining control of the Cultural Center’s building in the embattled city of Kobane, the Kurdish defending forces moved the battle against the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) to the southeastern parts of the city on Tuesday, where the primary school of al-Muhditha had been taken by the militants as a stronghold. 

Speaking to ARA News on the phone, Khaled Minas, a fighter in the ranks of the People’s Protection Units (YPG),  said that fierce clashes took place in the streets located between the Cultural Center and al-Muhditha school in Kobane on Tuesday.

“At least seven IS insurgents were killed,” Minas reported.

The Kurdish fighter also pointed out that the YPG forces repelled two IS-led car bombs before reaching their targets in the city center.

“The bombed cars caused considerable structural damage to the nearby buildings.”

In a related development, the YPG’s Media Center issued a statement on Tuesday, saying that an operation was carried out by the defending forces of the city (YPG, the Peshmerga and some of the Free Syrian Army’s factions) against the IS terrorist groups southeastern Kobane.

One fighter of the YPG was reported dead during the operation, according to the statement. 

Noteworthy, over the past two days, the defending forces of Kobane were able to regain control of a number of strategic positions in Kobane, including the Cultural Center and the Yarmouk School.


Reporting by: Mohammed Ali Ahmed

Source: ARA News

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