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fredag 8 april 2016

YPG: 36 gang members killed in Sheikh Maqsoud

YPG: 36 gang members killed in Sheikh Maqsoud.

YPG (People’s Defense Units) Press Office reported ongoing attacks by gang groups on Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood of Aleppo. YPG units retaliated against the attacks and 36 members of gang groups were killed in heavy clashes.

The statement by YPG said that Lîwaa Sultan Murad, Ahrar Al-Sham, 16th Division, Lîwaa El-Fetih, Jaysh Al-Mucahidîn, Kombûna Festeqim Kema Emert Union, Nûreddîn Zenkî and Al Nusra gangs continued their joint attacks on Sheikh Maqsoud.
Accordingly, gang groups started a heavy aggression on Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood from the areas of Seken Şebab, Seken Shikeyf, Sera Muxeberat and Eshrefiye in the morning of April 5.
15 civilians died and 56 others were injured as a result of the attacks that directly targeted civilians.
Severe clashes erupted as YPG units retaliated against the attacks, by means of which gang groups intended to enter the neighborhood. 1 tank and 1 ammunition store of the gangs in Seken Shebab region were destroyed in clashes, while 36 gang members were killed and 70 others were injured.
4 combatants of the YPG also lost their lives.
The statement informed that ISIS groups deployed in lower Jarablus launched another attack targeting the town of Şêxler to the southwest of Kobanê between 01.00-03.00 at the night of April6

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