At least three fighters for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the extension of the Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers Party, were killed and many others injured by an ISIS attack on a security center in Suwaydiya to the west of Raqqa, military sources said on Thursday.

“Deash terrorists attacked one of our security offices in the Suwaydiya village west of Raqqa,” the YPG leadership said in a statement, using another acronym for ISIS. “Three of our fighters lost their lives in the offensive,” it said.

The YPG fighters were identified as Ferhad Haji (aka Brusk Kobani), Ahmed Hisen (aka Mazlum Kobani), and Bozan Mihemed (aka Zinar Kobani). The three fighters were from the Kurdish city of Kobane participating in the battle for Raqqa.

At least another five YPG fighters were also wounded. No ISIS casualties has been reported.

“ISIS used mortar shells and heavy machine guns during the offensive, that was aimed at impeding the progress made by the US-backed forces towards Raqqa city,” YPG officer Habun Osman told ARA News.

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En un comunicado anterior de parte de YPG decía que el gobierno turco se comprometió a proporcionar armas para que no avancen hacia Al-Raqqa: Reunión secreta cerca a Tabqa: http://es.hawarnews.com/reunion-entre-estado-turco-e-isis-en-tebqa/

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RIP Heroes!
Thus, YPG ain’t an extension of PKK but of PYD. They’re brothers in ideology and for sure have friendly relations but you don’t need to be an extension to be in Bookchin’s social ecologism.