ISIS, Kurds clash in Syria's north

Published July 13th, 2014 - 06:29 GMT
Kurds in Syria have been fighting ISIS militants in Kobani for months (File Archive/AFP)
Kurds in Syria have been fighting ISIS militants in Kobani for months (File Archive/AFP)
Kurdish fighters clashed with jihadist militants in Syria's north Sunday, according to the Associated Press.
 
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and AP's Turkey-based Kurdish sources said that the clashes between the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) and the Kurdish fighters happened in the Kobani region.
 
Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, has been a major hotspot for clashes between the two groups over the past year and recently intensified within the past month after ISIS started using weaponry captured from Iraq in their fights.
 

At least 12 Kurdish fighters involved in the clashes have been abducted, reported the Observatory. Another one of AP's activist sources said that another 8 Kurdish fighters were killed by ISIS.

Kurds represent Syria's largest ethnic minority and declared autonomy within the war-stricken country earlier this year.


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