Heavy clashes continue between Kurdish forces, ISIL near Kobani
Iran Press TV
Fri Oct 3, 2014 8:18AM GMT
Heavy clashes continue between Takfiri ISIL militants and Kurdish forces near the Syrian border town of Ain al-Arab, also known as Kobani to Kurds.
Dozens of people from both sides have reportedly been killed during the past hours.
Reports also confirm that ISIL has not entered the city yet.
Militants using tanks captured the final village on the outskirts of Kobani and they are a kilometer from the town's entrance, Kurdish officials say.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights further stated on Thursday that the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) have been forced to flee from the western outskirts of Kobani in the latest battles.
The monitoring group added that the YPG forces, along with local Kurdish fighters, are also preparing to dig in and wage street battles against the advancing ISIL terrorists.
There are fears that the Takfiri militants commit massacres, if the town falls into their hands.
The two-week intense battle for the strategic town has forced tens of thousands of people to take refuge in Turkey.
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