Syria Kurdish fighters drive ISIL militants out of 12 villages
Iran Press TV
Sun May 31, 2015 9:16PM
Kurdish forces have recaptured a dozen villages from the ISIL Takfiri terrorists near the Syrian northern province of Raqqa.
According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday, the Kurdish People's Protection Units, also known as YPG, liberated eight of the villages, located on the western edges of the province, which is the main stronghold of Takfiri terrorists in the war-ridden country.
'Kurdish units and their allies advanced and took control of at least eight villages southeast of Kobani," said the monitoring group.
The observatory added that Kurdish fighters also flushed Takfiri elements out of four other villages near the city of Ras al-Ain in the northeastern Hasakah province.
According to reports, the fighting between the two sides is still going on in Hasakah near the Turkish border. The clashes have so far claimed the lives of at least eight ISIL terrorists and three Kurdish forces.
'There are still clashes between the YPG and ISIL southwest of Ras al-Ain,' the observatory went to say.
The Kurdish victories came a day after the ISIL militants attacked the capital of Hasakah province, advancing around four kilometers into the key city.
On January 26, Kurdish fighters managed to wrest full control of the strategic town of Kobani, also known as Ain al-Arab.
Takfiris started their campaign of terror in Syria in March 2011 with the backing of Western powers and their regional allies, including Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar.
At least 222,000 people have been killed in the Arab country since the onset of the clashes fueled by Takfiri militants.
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