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Dozens of ISIS militants killed amid Kurdish advance in Raqqa

10411214_10153441259543872_3236961042206630859_n-620x465Kurdish forces continue their advance against militants of the Islamic State north of Raqqa. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Urfa, Turkey – At least 17 militants of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) were reportedly killed in battles with the Kurdish forces in Ain Issa town of Raqqa province, northeastern Syria, military sources reported on Tuesday.

The Media Center of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) issued Tuesday a statement, of which ARA News received a copy, saying their units liberated several villages north of Raqqa, including Bajaliya, and destroyed an IS-led car bomb in the village of Tel al-Hamama (where Turkmen constitute majority) with two gunmen inside.

“Our units also liberated the villages of Shiradi, Aghlik, Hoshin, Sherdik, Almnad, al-Inad, Masoura, Khalidiya, Sersuh, Oudiya, Awedana Oula and Awedana Thaniya,” the Kurdish YPG leadership said.

On Monday, the Kurdish forces took over “Brigade 93″ and then the entire town of Ain Issa, in addition to the killing of 15 IS militants and the destruction of six military vehicles loaded with heavy machine guns, according to the YPG’s statement.

Speaking to ARA News, media spokesman of Burkan al-Furat (a YPG ally), Shervan Darwish, reported that the joint forces (YPG and Burkan al-Furat rebels) cleared the streets of Ain Issa town from IS remnants.


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