Hundreds of Syrian Kurds flee ISIS-held areas amid abductions

BEIRUT- An opposition monitoring group and a Kurdish official say hundreds of Kurds are fleeing villages controlled by ISIS in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo.


Sherfan Darwish, a spokesman for the US-backed Syria Democratic Forces, said Saturday that as one family fled they were struck by an exploding mine that killed two family members and wounded the remaining three. He says that a 10-year-old girl was killed by IS sniper fire.


People were fleeing their homes after ISIS abducted about 900 Kurdish civilians in Aleppo province over the past three weeks, forcing the captives to build fortifications for the extremists in retaliation for a Kurdish-led assault on a nearby ISIS stronghold


פרסום ראשון: 06.25.16, 16:35