Syrian Kurds repel major Daesh attack on northern town

Iran Press TV

Iran Press TV

Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:29PM

Kurdish forces have repelled a massive Daesh attack on the northern Syrian towns located close to the border with Turkey.

The Takfiri terrorists launched an attack to capture Tal Abyad and Suluk early on Saturday, Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) official Redur Xelil said .

He added that YPG troops along with Kurdish security forces were able to “crush this attack and encircle the attackers.’

The official noted that the towns were attacked from two sides with some terrorists progressing from across the Turkish border and some others from the south.

According to Turkish security forces explosions and gunfire could be heard for several hours from the southern Turkish town of Akcakale.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also confirmed the incident, noting that at least 45 Takfiris were killed in the attack, which was later joined by US-led coalition air-support.

YPG troops re-took the town from its Daesh occupants last year. It is located north of the militant-held province of Raqqah and was formerly a key supply route for the terrorists.

The assault on the town took place just hours after a US-and-Russia-brokered ceasefire came into effect in the war-torn country.

Earlier in February, Washington and Moscow had announced that a ‘cessation of hostilities’ would take effect in Syria on February 27 midnight Damascus time.

The Syrian government also accepted the terms of the truce on condition that military efforts against Daesh and the al-Nusra Front Takfiri militants, who are not included in the ceasefire agreement, continue.


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