Kurdish forces regain 50 villages in Kobane’s countryside

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A Kurdish female fighter of the YPJ. File photo

ARA News

Suruc, Turkey – The Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) announced in a statement on Thursday that they had retaken new villages and killed a number of Islamic State’s (IS/ISIS) militants in the countryside of Kobane in northern Syria. 

The statement said that the Kurdish units liberated the village of Tashlok (eastern Kobane) last night, destroying an IS armored vehicle in the vicinity of the village. 

The YPG leadership pointed out that their fighters targeted sites and hills controlled by extremists in the vicinity of the village of Susan in the western fighting front, seizing a large number of weapons and a great deal of ammunition.

In a related development, Saeed Judi, a fighter in the YPG’s rank, told ARA News that Kurdish fighters killed more than 30 radicals during clashes in the countryside of Kobane on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as capturing several Tunisian militants from IS.

Judi also confirmed that 26 Islamic State insurgents were killed in clashes in the eastern countryside of Kobane. Another four militants were killed on the southern front.

“The YPG fighters captured a number of IS extremists, who hold Tunisian national cards, near the village of Qabbajiq, in eastern Kobane,” Judi added. “The death toll in the IS ranks reached 30 in two days.”

The source pointed out that the Peshmerga forces advanced with the YPG fighters in Kobane’s countryside after bombing major IS military units.

“The Peshmerga forces have positioned their tanks and armored vehicles on main hills in Kobane’s countryside after liberating it from the extremist group, which has helped the Kurdish forces to strike strongholds of the IS in other villages,” Judi told ARA News

Kurdish military sources confirmed that days after regaining control of the city of Kobane, the defending forces controlled more than 50 villages in its countryside.

 

Reporting by: Mohammed Ali Ahmed

Source: ARA News

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