Articles Tagués ‘Kobani’

20141113_Kurdist-2Kurds battling Daesh terrorist in Kobani reportedly made advances in the south of the flashpoint Syrian town on the border with Turkey.

Top Kurdish officials told AFP their fighters were advancing street by street, voicing confidence that the ISIL would soon be ejected.

The Kurdish YPG recaptured streets and buildings in the south of Kobani, after a fierce battle against the Daesh-ISIL.

On Monday night, the US-led coalition hit ISIL positions in Kobani’s southeast.

Syria’s Kurds are being backed by Iraqi peshmerga fighters in their bid to reclaim the town from terrorists hands.

Syrian Kurdish chief Saleh Muslim said the YPG were advancing “street by street” and that they would “recapture the town in a very short time”. And the Kurds’ top field commander in Kobane, Narin Afrin, a 40-year-old woman, said by telephone: “We have been resisting for 56 days in very difficult conditions.”

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MURSITPINAR, Turkey – Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared Saturday to battle Islamic State group militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, just hours after they arrived in a town that’s become a focal point in the battle against the extremists.

The force brought in badly needed heavy weapons including artillery, heavy machine-guns and anti-tank missiles, material that could tip the balance of power in favour of the embattled Kurds fighting there.

The deployment came as Syria’s al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front scored a major victory against a moderate rebel faction, capturing their headquarters as well as the mountainous strategic region of Jabal al-Zawiya in the northwestern province of Idlib. Jabal al-Zawiya was one of the first areas to fall out of President Bashar Assad’s control after the uprising against his government began in March 2011.

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