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    Syrian Kurds Report Daesh Attacks in Country's North

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    Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) checkpoints on Tishrin dam on the Euphrates river in northern Syria were twice attacked by the Daesh units with heavy weapons, according to the YPG.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) came under new attacks from the Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) militants, the YPG said on Wednesday.

    "In the evening of March 15 and early on March 16, YPG checkpoints on Tishrin dam [on the Euphrates river in northern Syria] were twice attacked by the IS units with heavy weapons," the YPG said in a statement obtained by RIA Novosti.

    Daesh militants also blew up a car at the entrance to a village located close to the dam.

    According to the statement, the attacks were repelled. No information on the number of dead or injured has been revealed.

    The ceasefire in Syria worked out by Russia and the United States, took effect on February 27. The cessation of hostilities does not apply to groups designated by the United Nations to be terrorist organizations, such as Daesh and the Nusra Front, outlawed in a number of countries worldwide including Russia.

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