Turkish military hit positions of Syrian Kurdish forces in Kobane

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Kurdish female fighters of the YPJ bidding farewell to fellow fighters killed during clashes with ISIS near Syria's Sere Kaniye. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Urfa, Turkey – Turkish army bombed military bases of Kurdish fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) west Kobane, north Syria, military sources reported on Monday.

The YPG’s leadership in Kobane announced that some locations of the YPG and FSA fighters in the village of Zor Maghar (35 km west of Kobane) were exposed to bombardment by the Turkish army with artillery and heavy weapons.

“The Turkish attack led to the injury of three YPG fighters and a number of FSA rebels, who were transferred to a field hospital in Kobane for treatment,” YPG sources told ARA News. 

Kurdish fighters of the YPG and allied rebels from the FSA have been fighting militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Kobane for months. 

On the other hand, the leadership of the Turkish Air Force in the city of Amed (Diyarbakir) announced that the Turkish fighter jets conducted nine strikes on targets inside and outside Turkey, without claiming responsibility for bombing bases of the YPG and FSA in western Kobane.

In the meantime, sources close to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) reported that several PKK positions in the Qandil Mountains were attacked by the Turkish fighter jets in the vicinity Khakorki village in Iraqi Kurdistan on Sundany midnight, without mentioning the outcome of the bombing.

On Friday, Turkish military declared the start of military operations and airstrikes against positions of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in Syria and the PKK guerrillas in northern Iraq.

Reporting by: Jan Nasro

Source: ARA News

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