Kurdish side 'loses 268' in Kobani war
Iran Press TV
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:14AM GMT
A UK-based group says 268 people have been killed while fighting on the Kurdish side ever since the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group started attacking the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani.
The fatalities were among a total of 662 people killed in ground fighting between September 16 and midnight (2100 GMT) on Wednesday, according to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). The toll includes 374 ISIL militants and 20 civilians.
The group said its toll did not include the "several hundred" ISIL militants that the Pentagon says have been killed in US-led airstrikes in and around Kobani.
The town is close to Syria's border with Turkey, which has incurred widespread public anger by neither taking any action against the Takfiri militants nor allowing its Kurdish population to cross the border to help the Syrian Kurds in their battle to defend the strategic city.
The Kurdish fighters have appealed to fellow Kurds in Iraq to send reinforcements as Turkey refuses to allow Kurds to cross the border and join them in defending the city.
Kurdish officials are warning that Kobani is about to fall, which could mean that the remaining Kurds still trapped inside the city could face genocide.
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