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ISIL, Kurds clash heavily near Turkish border


Kurdish soldiers keep on fighting ISIL militants near Syria’s border with Turkey as the terrorists make attempts to advance on the Syrian city of Kobane.

Clashes continued on Wednesday as the Takfiris were trying to advance to the nearby village of Boban, witnesses said.

ISIL “tanks and vehicles entered Boban village on the Syrian side. They shelled the place with tanks and mortars. We could hear them falling on those hills,” said a Kurdish villager.

Since last Thursday, Syrian refugees have been flooding towards the Turkish border to escape atrocities by the Takfiri militants.

According to a 2013 estimate, the city of Kobane, also called Ayn al-Arab, is inhabited by Kurds, Arabs, Turkmen, and Armenians.

Meanwhile, reports said soldiers of the Syrian army have killed a number of the terrorists in their attacks against their positions in the northeast of the northwestern city of Aleppo.

The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control parts of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Izadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011 with ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently controlling parts of it mostly in the east.

The Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey — are reportedly supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

More than 191,000 people have been killed in over three years of fighting in the war-ravaged country, says the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), calling the figure a probable “underestimate of the real total number of people killed.”

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