KOBANE – Kurdish forces of the people’s Protection Units (YPG) hit the ISIS-held Syrian border city of Jarablus with artillery shells and mortar fire, causing losses in the group’s ranks, military sources reported on Monday.
Jarablus, located on the Syria-Turkey border, is deemed strategic for the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) as it served for long as a passage point for foreigner jihadis who joined the ranks of ISIS.
The Kurdish forces launched the anti-ISIS attack from their headquarters in the western countryside of Kobane.
Speaking to ARA News, YPG spokesman Nuraddin Gaban said that Monday’s operation hit an ISIS security center, a Sharia Court and several military vehicles in Jarablus, killing a number of jihadis.
“We bombed several military vehicles for ISIS, a Sharia Court and a security center for the terror group. At least 21 terrorists were killed on Monday,” the source said, adding: “We have intensified our military campaign against the terror group in the northern countryside of Aleppo in coordination with the U.S.-led coalition.”
“Jarablus is one of our main targets at the moment,” the YPG spokesman told ARA News. . If we retake it, we would be blocking one of the main routes in the face of foreign terrorists who continue to cross from Turkey into Syria in order to join their alleged Caliphate.”
Reporting by: Hozan Mamo
Source: ARA News
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