ISIS militants bomb Kobane neighborhoods before withdrawal

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Damaged residential buildings in Kobane, Oct. 27, 2014. Photo: ARA New

ARA News

Kobane, Syria – On Sunday, militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) exploded the mosque of Haj Rashad in the embattled city of Kobane, before withdrawing from its major neighborhoods. 

Speaking to ARA News in Kobane, the paramedic volunteer in the field hospital of the city, Feras Hamza, said that militants of the IS were forced to withdraw from some of the eastern neighborhoods in Kobane under the fire of the Peshmerga forces and People’s Protection Units (YPG), “but the cowards (IS militants) burned, looted and exploded the places before withdrawal.” 

Meanwhile, the Media Center of the YPG reported clashes between their forces and IS extremists in Kanya Kurda neighborhood near the mosque of Haj Rashad in eastern Kobane.

“The terrorists (IS) were then expelled from the area,” officials of the YPG’s MC told ARA News. “However, the terrorist group mined the mosque before escaping.”

The YPG leadership also emphasized their coordination with the Peshmerga forces in the operations on Sunday.

“Our fighters seized large amount of weapons and ammunition after the withdrawal of IS terrorists,” the group said. 

 

Reporting by: Jan Ali

Source: ARA News

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