IS militants killed at Turkish borders


IS militants riding a tank in the Syrian city of Raqqa. File photo

ARA News 

Kobane, Syria At least 9 members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed in the village of Ashmi in the western countryside of Kobane, in northern Syria, while trying to illegally cross into Turkey on Tuesday.

Kurdish fighters of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) –who are in control in the city of Kobane– have reportedly opened fire against IS militants, killing 9 of them and injuring two others, according to a YPG-linked source.

“The village of Ashmi is a contact point between YPG fighters and IS militants, and such incidents take place frequently,” one of the Kurdish villagers told ARA News

“The Turkish border guards usually avoid interfering in this region. The YPG seems more in charge,” the same source added. 

Noteworthy, dozens of families of foreign members of the Islamic State (IS) arrived recently in Syria to join the “Caliphate”. They primarily reach Syria through Turkey.


Reporting by: Jan Ali

Source: ARA News  

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