20 ISIS militants killed during clashes with Kurdish forces near Kobane

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A Kurdish fighter from the YPG in southern Qamishli. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

KOBANE – Clashes broke out between Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) near Sarrin town in the countryside of Kobane, a YPG official reported on Thursday. 

At least 15 ISIS militants were killed and 22 others wounded during clashes in the vicinity of Sarrin town.

YPG spokesman Sarhad Abbas told ARA News in Kobane that the clashes broke out after Kurdish YPG forces attacked ISIS strongholds in the villages of Hawiz, Bir al-Ubaidat and Mirouh near Sarrin town in the countryside of Kobane.

“Our (YPG) forces bombed several ISIS positions in the area, killing more than 15 terrorists and wounding 22 others,” he said.

“The operations will continue in the coming days until eliminating ISIS from the vicinity of Sarrin,” Abbas said.

The YPG spokesman revealed that ISIS has lost a large deal of heavy weapons under strikes by the U.S.-led coalition in the provinces of Aleppo and Raqqa. 

“The recent U.S.-led strikes on the group’s weapons stores and supply lines have given our forces and allied rebels the opportunity to make new gains in Aleppo and Raqqa,” Abbas said.

“Our fighters are currently advancing in the northern countryside of Raqqa as well as towards Jarablus city north of Aleppo.”  

Reporting by: Muhammad Ali

Source: ARA News 

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