The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported that Turkish forces have penetrated deeply into the western countryside of Kobani, targeting the Kurdish People’s Protection Unit’s (YPG).
Turkey recognizes the YPG as the Syrian extension of the outlawed Turkey-based Kurdistan Worker’s Party that it deems as a terrorist organization.
Turkish engineering teams accompanied the military forces and began digging trenches, raising barrier and building walls to secure the countryside.
The invading forces also targeted the YPG in the Jaregli area of Kobani countryside.
The siege of Kobani in late 2014 and into early 2015 became an infamous battle where ISIS had virtually captured the city, but ended up having a resounding withdrawal with a resurgent Kurdish fighting force with the backing of US-led coalition airstrikes pushing them back. Allegations were made that some ISIS units even attacked northern Kobani from Turkish territory and were supported by the Turkish military.