YPG spokesman: ISIS entered Kobani through the west and south, not Turkey

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Published 26.06.2015 13:09
Updated 26.06.2015 14:57
YPG spokesman: ISIS entered Kobani through the west and south, not Turkey

Redur Khalil, a spokesman for the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) stated on Friday that the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) militants attack on Syrian town Kobani on Thursday was carried out form the west and the south of the city, not Turkey despite the recent accusations.



The spokesman said that the ISIS militants were wearing Syrian rebel uniforms while flying the flag of the Free Syrian army to deceive the Kurdish forces.

Stating that they have not officially accused Turkey, Khalil gave details about how the attack was carried out. He said that, "The ISIS militants detonated a vehicle filled with explosives after they entered the town. Then the clashes with the YPG forces began. Some of the attacking ISIS militants were killed but three managed to escape. Another group of militants is currently under siege."

The attacks on the Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday were launched at three different points, killing at least 146 people and leaving a 100 others wounded in five explosions according to an activist monitoring group, making it the second-biggest massacre in Syria.

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