Kobane, Syria – Militant fighters of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) opened fire against a boat carrying civilians while crossing the Euphrates River in northern Syria. One woman was reportedly killed in the incident on Sunday.
Eyewitnesses told ARA News that the passengers were from the Kurdish city of Kobane in Aleppo province.
“Family members of Ismail Muslim took the boat to cross the river after returning from the city of Aleppo. They were heading to the village of Qara Qozak,” locals told ARA News. “They were obliged to use a boat as extremists of IS are besieging the area and are preventing civilians from using the bridge of Qara Qozak on the Euphrates.”
Khadija Mustafa Najjar, the wife of Ismail, was shot dead by IS militants, according to eyewitnesses who were accompanying the family of Muslim on the same boat.
Noteworthy, the Islamic State militants prevent the return of civilians to Kobane, arresting all of those heading toward Kobane without exception.
Noteworthy, the Kurdish city of Kobane is for months besieged by IS militants.
Reporting by: Jan Ali
Source: ARA News
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