The Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani defeated and drove out the ISIL terrorists from the strategic region for a second time in two months.
The border town of Kobani had been surrounded again by the ISIL on Thursday but it was freed on Saturday following fierce clashes between the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the terrorists.
The decisive battle was ignited after a powerful blast rocked Kobani today.
According to reports, the ISIL has killed around 200 people in the Kobani region since launching a raid on the town early on Thursday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed on Friday that at least 20 people were executed by the ISIL terrorist group in the predominantly-Kurdish city of Kobani, in the Northern parts of Syria.
The ISIL executed 20 civilians and wounded 15 others, after locals fought back an ISIL surprise attack in the town of Barkh Butan in South of Kobani, the monitor said.
The ISIL was forced out of Kobani and then the Kurdish Pishmarga forces left the key Syrian town in April following a half-year deployment to fight terrorists.
The Pishmarga, who had first deployed to Kobani in late October last year, successfully helped defeat the ISIL terrorists in the battle for the strategic town.
Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fuelled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 200,000 people, according to reports. New figures show that over 76,000 people, including thousands of children, lost their lives in Syria last year.
Over 7.2 million Syrians have also become internally displaced due to the ongoing crisis, according to the United Nations.
ISIL, with members from several western countries, controls parts of Syria and Iraq, and has been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all communities such as Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.