Kurds clash with ISIS in Hasakah, al-Qaeda in Aleppo

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Kurdish fighters of the YPG heading towards anti-Qaeda battlefront in the northern countryside of Aleppo. Photo: ARA News

ARA News 

KOBANE – Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) clashed with militants of the Islamic State in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah on Saturday. 

At least three ISIS militants were killed and four others were arrested by the Kurdish forces near the Saddiq square in western Hasakah, the YPG leadership confirmed in a statement. 

“The terrorists (of ISIS) tried to infiltrate into our (YPG) security center near Saddiq square on Saturday. However, our units repelled the attack and killed three terrorists,” the Kurdish military leadership said. 

“Furthermore, our units captured four ISIS terrorists who were injured in the clashes,” it added. 

This comes as ISIS militants strive to regain positions it lost earlier to the Kurdish forces in Hasakah province. 

Also on Saturday, fierce clashes took place between the Kurdish forces and militants of al-Qaeda branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, in Aleppo.

The YPG fighters attacked with mortar shells a checkpoint for Nusra militants outside the Shekh Maqsoud district in Aleppo. 

“Subsequent to the YPG-led attack, clashes broke out between the Kurdish units and al-Qaeda-affiliated militants of Nusra Front near Jandul roundabout in Shuqaif neighborhood,” a YPG spokesman told ARA News in Aleppo. 

“At least six Nusra terrorists were killed and two others wounded,” the spokesman said, adding that three Kurdish fighters were injured in the same clashes on Saturday. 

Reporting by: Hozan mamo 

Source: ARA News

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