Clashes resume in Tel Abyad suburb, north Syria



ARA News

Tel Abyad, Al-Raqqa, Syriaــ On Friday evening, clashes resumed between the Kurdish forces of Jabhat al-Akrad brigade of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) −supported by the Popular Protection Units (YPG)− on the one hand and the al-Qaeda linked Islamist armed groups on the other hand in the villages Susik, Sarunj, and Chalaba, in the suburb of Tel Abyad, north Syria.

According to the latest news reported by Hawar agency −news network close to the Democratic Union Party (PYD)− around 22:00 p.m clashes took place between the YPG and the armed groups of the State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) in the villages of Susik, Sarunj, and Chalaba, near the war-torn city of Tel Abyad.

“Fierce clashes broke out in the village of Chalaba (15 km south-west the city of Tel Abyad) where the YPG besieged the village.

According to Hawar agency, the clashes caused a number of deaths and injuries among the armed groups.

Members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS) has earlier displaced the residents out of the villages and localized its checkpoints inside these villages.

The Kurdish forces are advancing towards the city now, according to reports from the west countryside of Tel Abyad.

In a linked context, a source from the local council of the Kurdish National Council (KNC) told ARA News that there are rifts within the recently established negotiation commission of prominent Arab tribal figures in Jarablus; some support the Islamic Emirate and Al-Qaeda, while others refusing.

“The negotiators pointed out that they are not decision-makers, they emphasized the limited power they have to negotiate,” the NKC source said.


Source: ARA News

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