Kurdish Peshmerga forces bomb ISIS strongholds in Syria’s Jarablus


A Kurdish fighter shooting against ISIS locations near Tel Hamis south of Qamishli. Photo: ARA News

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Jarablus, Syria – On Friday and Saturday, Kurdish Peshmerga forces pounded locations of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in the city of Jarablus, in northern Syria, military sources reported.

The Pershmerga are stationed on the hill of Zor Maghar and near the village of Nasiriyah –which overlook the IS-held city of Jarablus.

Speaking to ARA News in Jarablus, civil rights activist Sabah Ahmed said that rockets suddenly began landing on the city from the Peshmerga-held areas. 

“Many civilians left the city, heading to nearby villages in western Jarablus,” she added.

Mohammed Alo, an activist based in Jarablus told ARA News that the city “was almost completely evacuated of civilians; only IS militants remained in the city, which was announced as a military zone by the group.” 

Alo added that the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes conducted several sorties over the city, while the Peshmerga continued bombing the IS locations until Saturday evening.

“IS members gathered near the Turkish border crossing,” he said, adding that they most probably were waiting for “support from the Turkish government or from their fellow fighters within Turkish territory”.

Noteworthy, the joint anti-IS forces arrived on Friday to the town of Shuyoukh, west of Kobane, and regained the town after IS blew part of the bridge between the two sides and fled to Jarablus.


Reporting by: Beri Muhammad  

Source: ARA News

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