Reşit Çelebioğlu / Kilis, Aug 17 () - In Karamezra, Haraba and Havvar villages in A’zaz district in Northern Syria, bordering Turkey’s Seve Village in southeastern province of Kilis, clashes have resurged between Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and opposition forces, after two days of partial silence in the region, on Aug. 16 afternoon.
Clashes have sparked between ISIL and opposition forces the Army of Conquest (Jaish al-Fatah) near Havar Village in Syria across Turkey's Kilis during last week. After two days of silence, ISIL militants have been attacked by opposition forces near natural gas installement used by militants as base.
While the clashes rise, unrest of inhabitants in Turkey’s border region continue, and security forces boost measures in the region. Civilians were warned to leave the area and roads were blocked with barricades.
ISIL militants and Army of Conquest affiliates have targeted each other with long barreled weapons, mortars, rockets and tanks during the ongoing clashes. Opposition forces have been in attempt to clean the area from ISIL militants, by seizing the villages’ control, reports said.
Smoke rising from the area after the blasts can be monitored from Turkey’s border side. Some of missilies crossed the border and hit houses in Kilis villages, while reporters in the region had to move to secure points as some of the bullets have hit their working area.
------------ Border line and Syria side
- Opposition forces arriving on their armed vehicles
- Sounds of gunshots and blasts
- Smoke rising from the Syria side
- Measures taken in the region
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