ISIL militants target Kobani border crossing with Turkey
Iran Press TV
Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:11PM GMT
The ISIL Takfiri militants battling Kurdish forces in the northern Syrian town of Kobani have mounted an attack along the border between the flashpoint town and neighboring Turkey.
Kobani defense chief, Ismet Hassan, said on Saturday that ISIL members detonated a car bomb at the Syrian side of the crossing, followed by a fierce exchange of fire between the terrorists and Kurdish fighters.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the explosive-laden car crossed over from the Turkish side of the border.
It added that ISIL militants are firing on the positions held by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) from inside Turkish territory.
At least 17 ISIL terrorist and seven YPG members have reportedly been killed during skirmishes between the two sides. Three further bomb attacks have rocked Kobani, also known as Ain al-Arab in Arabic, and more than 110 rounds of mortar shells have hit the town.
SOHR, based in London, said on November 9 that more than 1,000 people had been killed in the battle for Kobani since the beginning of the fight in mid-September.
As a result of the violence, more than 200,000 Kobani residents have also fled across the border into Turkey.
The ISIL terrorists currently control parts of Syria and Iraq. They have committed terrible atrocities in both countries, including mass executions and the beheading of local residents as well as foreign nationals.
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