Coalition strikes ISIS, backs Kurds in Sere Kaniye

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Kurdish fighters target an ISIS-held checkpoint in the countryside of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-AIn) in northeastern Syria. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – The U.S.-led international coalition’s warplanes renewed attacks Saturday on targets of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in the vicinity of Tel Temir in Hasakah province, northeastern Syria, local sources reported.

Speaking to ARA News in Tel Temir, civil rights activist Hozan Aziz said that after two weeks of suspension of air strikes in the area, the coalition’s warplanes renewed their raids against IS locations near the town of Tel Temir.

“The airstrikes targeted the village of al-Raqba near the town of Tel Temir and some other sites in its vicinity, after IS control of the villages with Assyrian majority about a month ago,” Aziz quoted Kurdish fighters as saying.

Similar strikes were recorded on the hardline group’s strongholds in the countryside of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) after it engaged in intensive battles with the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) west of the city of Sere Kaniye.

Kurdish military sources reported that the U.S.-led international coalition has suspended air strikes against IS targets in the vicinity of the town of Tel Temir (50 west of Hasakah) and Sere Kaniye since the beginning of March 2015.

 

Reporting by: Dilshad Ahmed 

Source: ARA News

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