ISIS bombs Kurdish villages near Kobane

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Entrance of the liberated city of Kobane. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

KOBANE – Militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) bombed on Tuesday two Kurdish villages in Kobane suburb in northern Syria, local sources reported. 

ISIS militants shelled the villages of Bojaq and Malha with mortars after detonating explosive devices near two primary schools there. 

Kobane and its countryside have been recaptured by Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) early this year, subsequent to fierce battles with ISIS militants. 

Speaking to ARA News in Kobane, YPG member Sarhad Abbas said that the targeted villages have been evacuated of civilians for security concerns. 

“Our (YPG) forces have evacuated the villages of Bojaq and Malha as they are located near the battlefront with Daesh terrorists,” Abbas said, using another acronym for ISIS.

“Today’s bombardment could have caused dozens of civilian casualties if we haven’t had evacuated the targeted villages.”

Also on Tuesday, ISIS militants bombed with mortar shells a secondary school in a regime-held neighborhood of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria. According to local activists, nine female students were killed in the attack. 

Reporting by: Hozan Mamo

Source: ARA News

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