KOBANE – Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) repelled an attack by militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) on the countryside of Kobane in northern Syria, military sources said on Wednesday.
The militants tried to infiltrate into the town of Sarrin south of Kobane through the Qara Quzak bridge, but were confronted by the Kurdish forces who have been tightening the security measures in Kobane region in order to prevent ISIS from returning to the strategic area near the Turkish border.
Fierce clashes broke out between the YPG and ISIS in the vicinity of Sarrin and continued until Wednesday evening. ISIS militants were forced to withdraw to their headquarters at the western bank of Euphrates River, a Kurdish source told ARA News.
“Dozens of ISIS terrorists tried to infiltrate into Sarrin town, but the Kurdish forces stopped them and forced them to withdraw after fierce clashes that continued until Wednesday evening,” YPG fighter Sarhad Abbas told ARA News in Kobane.
“At least nine ISIS militants were killed during the clashes, while one YPG fighter lost his life and two others were wounded,” the source reported.
The radical group has installed a military camp in the vicinity of Najm citadel west of Kobane.
“We won’t give the terrorists any chance to return to Kobane region. We are prepared to any kind of operations in order to defend our areas in cooperation with the U.S.-led coalition,” Abbas said.
Reporting by: Jan Nasro
Source: ARA News
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