المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

IS detonates 2 bridges in Tal Abyad, and YPG, supported by rebel factions, advances again in the area

The clashes between IS militants and YPG, backed by rebel factions and US- led coalition airstrikes, are still taking place on the eastern outskirts and southwest of the city of Tal Abyad, amid advancement for YPG and the factions in southeast and southwest of the city of Tal Abyad, where they could seize several new villages. Information reported that IS detonated the two villages of al- Jlab and Shrei’an in southeast and southwest of Tal Abyad in an attempt to prevent YPG and the rebel factions’ fighters from advancing towards the area.  

 

Reliable sources reported to SOHR that YPG, supported by rebel factions and US- led coalition airstrikes, could advance again in the past hours in southeast of the city of Tal Abyad on the road guided to the town Slouk and seize more villages, where they have become 5 km away from the border city of Tal Abyad, while YPG and the rebel bfactions could advance and seize about 20 villages in southwest of the city of Tal Abyad after the withdrawal of IS. SOHR also knew that at least 150 IS militants are still existing inside the city of Tal Abyad and threatening to retreat from the city if military reinforcement does not reach them and which is very difficult to be sent to the city because of the flight of US- led coalition warplanes over the areas and because of targeting IS movements. In addition to, reliable sources informed SOHR that a telephone conversation of Islamic State was been picked up by wireless devices days ago in east of the town of Slouk, where  some militants, who were besieged by YPG, requested for reinforcement to lift the siege but one of the commanders addressed the group which was intending to lift the siege “coming here is very risky, you cannot lift the siege, you cannot reach to the area because of the flight of the coalition warplanes over the area, do not cast yourselves into destruction for us and let us face our destiny her, we come for Shahada.”

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