ISIL militants, Kurdish fighters clash in Syria’s Kobani
Clashes have erupted between ISIL Takfiri militants and Kurdish fighters in the southern and southeastern regions of the Syrian town of Kobani.
On Tuesday, ISIL militants shelled some areas of Kobani after Kurdish fighters made progress on both fronts this week.
“Both advancements by the Kurdish rebels were very key and I can tell you our fighters are gradually gaining important grounds from the [so-called] Islamic State,” Idriss Nassan, a spokesman for the Kurdish fighters in Kobani, said.
The spokesman added that the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) had gained control over most of the town.
The recent developments come as the town enters its 100th day of a siege by ISIL militants.
Kobani and its surroundings have been under attack since mid-September, with the ISIL militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages and killing hundreds of people. More than 200,000 people have also fled across the border into Turkey.
Syrian Kurdish forces backed by Iraqi Peshmerga fighters have been fighting to drive the ISIL terrorists out of the border town, most of whose residents have escaped.
The ISIL terrorists control some parts of Syria and Iraq. They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control. ISIL militants have terrorized and killed people of all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.