Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) announced on Tuesday the death of more than ten militants from the Islamic State (ISIS) in Aleppo province, northern Syria.
Snipers from the YPG, supported by fellow fighters from the Kurdish Women’s Protection Units (YPG), took position at the top of a hill in the eastern suburb of Jarablus city in northern Aleppo.
“Sniping operations in the ISIS-held Jarablus city continued until Tuesday midnight. At least 13 ISIS jihadis were killed today at the hands of our snipers,” YPG officer Nuraddin Gaban told ARA News over the phone.
The Kurdish officer pointed out that the operation was focused on the Tahtani district of Jarablus, “where an ISIS command center is located”.
The Kurdish fighters, backed by allied Syrian rebels, have recently captured several hills in the vicinity of Jarablus subsequent to clashes with ISIS.
Jarablus city is deemed a main bastion for ISIS militants in northern Syria. It has served as a transit point for ISIS foreign jihadis over more than two years for its strategic location on the Turkish border.