The Islamic State (IS) militants conducted multiple attacks on the Tishreen dam in Northern Syria to retake control of the area from Syrian Kurdish forces, but they were defeated by the Syrian Kurdish fighters.
According to the information obtained by BasNews, Syrian Kurdish security forces, backed by the international coalition airstrikes, repelled several IS attacks on the Tishreen dam, 70 kilometres to the south of Kobani, on Friday, January 8th.
IS multiple attacks were conducted through Yousif-Pasha, Pishlla, Saadina, Haji Hussein, Hamada and Hasan Aqa frontlines.
Local sources claimed that scores of IS jihadists were killed with several military vehicles destroyed.
Syrian Kurdish fighters liberated the dam from IS insurgents earlier in December 2015.
The Tishreen dam has a strategic importance as it connects Jarablus and Raqqa, and taking control of the area gives superiority to the forces.