Kurds deny deal with Turkey to let 'FSA' in Kobani
Iran Press TV
Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:40PM GMT
Syrian Kurdish fighters in the northern town of Kobani have denied any agreement with Turkey to allow in the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants to fight ISIL terrorists.
During a Friday telephone interview from Brussels, head of Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Saleh Moslem, denied Ankara's claim after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier on the day that 1,300 FSA militants will be sent to Kobani to help defend the city.
Moslem said the FSA would better open a second front to fight ISIL rather than going to the Kurdish city.
Meanwhile, PYD has accused Ankara of helping ISIL terrorists by turning a blind eye to at least 120 militants crossing the border into Syria earlier this week.
In a separate interview with Asharq al-Awsat daily, Moslem said new information shows the extremist militants planned to use chemical weapons against Kobani.
Kurdish officials and doctors said on Wednesday that the terrorists released a sort of toxic gas in the eastern side of the Kurdish city late on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Iraq's Kurdish regional parliament agreed on Wednesday to allow sending Peshmerga forces to Kobani to help the Syrian Kurds fighting there. The decision could be a turning point in the battle.
Turkey continues to block any delivery of military, medical or humanitarian assistance into Kobani where the ISIL terrorists are feared to be aiming at massive bloodletting.
Analysts say Ankara, having already won the US green light, plans to let the terrorists seize the Kurdish town of Kobani before sending tanks and troops to fight them in a bid to capture and possibility annex the Syrian territory.
Meanwhile, Press TV has learned that Washington has moved its base from Jordan to Turkey to train radical extremists who are fighting the Syrian government.
Kobani and its surroundings have been under attack since mid-September, with the ISIL militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages.
The ISIL advance in the region has forced tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds to flee into Turkey, which is a stone's throw from Kobani.
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