Kurdish Fighters Thwart New ISIL Attack in Kobani
Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian town of Kobani repelled an attack by the Takfiri ISIL militants, officials said.
Kurdish fighter in KobaniISIL terrorists attempted to seize Kobani’s border post with neighboring Turkey late Saturday, Kurdish officials and the London-based so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
However, the insurgents were pushed back by the Kurdish fighters in the south and west, guarding the only official gateway from Kobani to Turkey.
Idris Nassan, a local Kurdish official, said that the ISIL militants had shelled Kobani’s border gate late Saturday.
“Of course they will try again tonight. Last night, they brought new reinforcements, new supplies, and they are pushing hard,” Nassan added.
Last week, Iraq’s Kurdistan voted in favor of sending Peshmerga forces to Kobani to help the Kurdish fighters in their battle against the ISIL.
However, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spokesman Safeen Dizayee said on Sunday that they will only provide the Kurdish forces in Kobani with artillery support and not with ground soldiers.
Kobani and its surroundings have been under attack since mid-September, with the ISIL militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages.