Turkish army shells Susik village in Tal Abyad

Friday, 20 September 2013 14:23 hawarnews – TIL EBYAD- Turkish military shelled the Susik village of Tal Abyad (Girê Spî) city in west Kurdistan last night.According to the reports received, three YPG (People’s Defense Units) fighters have been killed in the artillery attack which lasted two hours from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. last night.

Turkish military had also opened fire on from the Cuma military post targeting the Susik village on Thursday. Two YPG fighters were killed in the attack which came after al-Qaeda affiliated gang groups suffered a heavy defeat in fierce clashes with YPG fighters in the village.

In a statement released yesterday, YPG headquarters commented the attack as the manifestation of Turkish state’s support to armed groups and direct involvement in the attacks against West Kurdistan. YPG warned the Turkish state against negative consequences in the event that it continued to support the armed groups and urged the Turkish state to “end its dirty actions violating the security of the region”.

Sixty members of the gang groups were killed in yesterday’s clashes with YPG fighters around the Susik village, 10 km away from the Tal Abyad city bordering Turkey. The armed groups once again carried their casualties to Turkish hospitals in six Turkish ambulances. The Susik village was liberated by YPG fighters on 15 September when YPG launched the “Martyr Dilovan and Aleppo Martyrs” operation as part of the “Şehîd Çekjin Revolutionary Operation” they started early September in response to the attacks of al-Qaeda linked Islamist gang groups fighting against them. Some 81 gang members were killed and 40 others were wounded in the YPG operation.