KOBANE – Clashes renewed on Tuesday between Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria’s northeastern provinces of Hasakah and Raqqa, military sources said.
Subsequent to launching two car bomb attacks on Kurdish headquarters near Mount Abdulaziz in Hasakah province, clashes broke out between ISIS militants and Kurdish YPG forces in the area.
At least four ISIS fighters were killed and several others wounded during the clashes. While the YPG lost two of its fighters.
“The clashes broke out after an attempt by Daesh terrorists to hit our (YPG) headquarters in the vicinity of Mount Abdulaziz,” the YPG leadership said in a statement, using another acronym for ISIS.
“Our units foiled the attack and killed four Daesh terrorists and injured several others.”
Also on Tuesday, ISIS militant fighters launched a mortar attack on the YPG-held town of Suluk in the northern countryside of Raqqa, where a number of Kurdish civilians were reportedly wounded.
“Our forces responded by targeting the fighting positions of Daesh terrorists with heavy machine guns, killing at least two terrorists before they retreat from the suburb of Suluk towards Raqqa city,” the YPG leadership reported.
Reporting by: Hozan Mamo
Source: ARA News
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