Suruc, Turkey – The Media Center of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) announced in a statement on Saturday that their fighters were able to kill 23 militants of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS), while two YPG fighters lost their lives in the past 24 hours during clashes in the embattled city of Kobane, in northern Syria.
The YPG’s leadership added that the defending forces of Kobane have gained significant progress in the eastern part of the city, seizing a large number of arms and a great deal of ammunition.
Speaking to ARA News in Kobane, the Kurdish fighter Noureddin Gabani said that the YPG forces took control of the entire area between the industrial district, in northeastern Kobane, and the 48th Street, south of the city.
“We were able today to regain control of the area extending from the industrial district and the neighborhood of Kanya Araban, heading south through the eastern parts of the Sidan area, and the streets located western Mustafa Darwish station up to 48th Street,” Gabani said.
“We easily advanced because the entire area was under the crossfire of the Peshmerga’s heavy weapons stationed on Mashta Nour hill (the strategic hill overlooking the city of Kobane), which helped protect and cover the allied fighters on the ground.”
Over the last three days, great progress was reported by the defending forces of Kobane in battles against the IS extremists, especially after their control of the Mashta Nour Hill.
Reporting by: Mohammed Ali Ahmed
Source: ARA News
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