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ISIL-Kurds urban warfare rages on in Kobani

Iran Press TV

Wed Oct 8, 2014 6:56AM GMT

The urban warfare between Kurdish forces and the ISIL Takfiri terrorists rages on in Syria's border town of Kobani.

According to latest reports on Wednesday, the Kurdish fighters have managed to compel the ISIL militants pushing them back from some neighborhoods in the strategic town.

The Takfiri terrorists, however, have been advancing into the southwest of Kobani and its surroundings that have been under ISIL attack since mid-September.

Several explosions were also heard in the border town.

On Tuesday, US-led coalition airstrikes hit ISIL positions in the center and southwest of the key town amid criticism that the airstrikes are not actually targeting militant positions.

The US-led coalition airstrikes are "helping but are not enough," said Idris Nahsen, a Kurdish official in Kobane.

"We need help from the international community. Either we finish them or they will finish us," he added.

The Takfiri militants have already seized control of three districts in Kobani and the fighting has spilled over into new areas in the south and the west of the town.

The head of the Kobani Governing Council says that US-led campaign is fruitless because it has failed to prevent ISIL militants from advancing toward the town.

The ISIL militants have taken over dozens of Kurdish villages in the vicinity of Kobani.

A UK-based Syrian opposition group says over 400 people have been killed in the three weeks of battle around Kobani. The fatalities include 220 ISIL terrorists, 170 Kurdish fighters and over 20 civilians.

The intense fighting for the strategic town has forced nearly 200,000 people to take refuge in Turkey.


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