ROJAVA, Kobanê, Feb 18, 2015 – The resistance against the occupation attempts of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists in Kobanê, which has reached the initial stage of victory, continued Feb. 17 on day 156.
As part of the second phase of Campaign Kobanê Liberation, members of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) along with the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) are persistently continuing their operations around the city of Kobanê. Rapidly advancing in the rural area of the city, our forces continue to carry out constant operations against the terrorist-occupied villages and points there.
Our units last night launched an operation against 6 terrorist-occupied villages in west Kobanê.
The villages of Bîreloz, Sêv Elî, Derbenov, Derbazina Mezin, Derbazina Navîn and Derbazina Horan were effectively liberated from terrorist forces through quick task processes. And in this way, our units have managed to reach and retake their positions of the time prior to the terrorist attacks since 15th September 2014.
Our forces in south Kobanê last night continued to develop further advance on that front where several simultaneous operations were carried out against a number of villages and strategic points. The villages of Bîrabekê, Nûralî, Aslankê, Şaxirkî, Girêk, Şaxê and Qil Eydê, along with Sîdar and Sêvê hills, as well as the Dîcle checkpoint were liberated from terrorist forces. Heavy clashes were experienced in this area and 12 terrorist fighters were confirmed killed.
In east Kobanê, another operation was led against the Eydanê and Mendik villages. According to confirmation from the battlefield 2 terrorist members were killed after numerous minor clashes took place on that front. Moreover, our forces were able to seize a military vehicle, 5 AK rifles, 15 AK magazines, 1000 bullets, 3 PK machine guns, 1 RPG-7 rocket launcher, 7 hand grenades, 2 hand guns, 3 ammunition carrying vests, 1 radio and a filming device.
During the operations conducted in the past 24 hours in Kobanê, seven of our comrades were martyred in action and eight others were injured in those battles.
People’s Defense Units (YPG) – 2015 Media Center