The head of the Russian centre for reconciliation the General-Lieutenant Sergey Kuralenko said that the militants arrived in Syria by Turkey, on the night of February 28 attacked a Kurdish-controlled town of tel Abyad.
According to him, armed units were supported by heavy artillery. This information was subsequently verified and confirmed through multiple channels, including representatives of the «Forces of democratic Syria», — quotes the General RIA Novosti.
Issued in Turkey, Zaman newspaper quotes the press-Secretary of the Kurdish self-defense units of Radura helis. He noted that the city was attacked simultaneously from the North and from the South, however, the main impact struck the militants coming from Turkey.
«We managed to repel the attack, surrounding and destroying the attackers», he said, saying that Turkey supports ISIS. Halil did not provide information on losses of the parties. According to other sources, killed 45 25 jihadists and Kurdish militias.
Kurdish militias freed tel-Abyad in June 2015, with the support of the U.S. air force. According to testimonies collected by international human rights organizations, after that the Kurds staged ethnic cleansing, expelling the Turkmen and Arabs, who make up the majority of the population.