Islamic State militants bomb Kurdish areas in northern Syria


Death fields of the Islamic State in northwestern Iraq. File photo

ARA News

Kobane, Syria – On Monday, the Islamic State (IS/ISIL), an al-Qaeda offshoot, bombed the southern areas of the city of Kobane in Aleppo province, in northern Syria, with heavy artillery, local sources said.

Private sources based in the town of Serrin in southern Kobane told ARA News that the Islamic State militants installed cannons (122 mm) north of Serrin and targeted Tel Seifi village, where the Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) are stationed, without causing casualties.

Meanwhile, the newly formed military units of the Joint Operations Chamber of Buran al-Furat pounded IS-held areas south of Kobane –where the Kurds constitute a majority.

The Burkan al-Furat military chamber was established by the PYD and the Syrian opposition fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), mainly to fight against IS militants in Kobane, in northern Syria.

Speaking to ARA News in Kobane, a leading member of Burkan al-Furat said that their battalions bombed on Sunday evening IS strongholds in the vicinity of the village of Jaada and near Qara Qozak bridge (30 km south of Kobane).

“Various kinds of heavy and medium weapons were used during the battles. Dozens of IS extremists were killed,” the source said.

Burkan al-Furat alliance carried out the first operation against IS a few days ago, bombing a car belonging to Islamic State group in the vicinity of Qara Qozak bridge, killing 15 militants of IS.


Reporting by: Jan Ali

Source: ARA News

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