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Iran Press TV

Fresh ISIL attack on Kobani kills nearly 50

Iran Press TV

Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:19PM

The recent offensive by the Takfiri ISIL terrorists on Syria's northern border town of Kobani has reportedly left at least 35 civilians and Kurdish fighters dead.

The ISIL terrorists on Thursday detonated a car bomb near the border crossing adjacent to Kobani as they launched an attack on the town.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights group said on Thursday that at least 35 civilians and Kurdish fighters and 14 ISIL militants were killed in the car bomb and subsequent fighting in the center of the town.

A few hours later, two more car bombs went off near the border, but there were no immediate details on the casualties.

In a statement, ISIL said its militants had exploded 'several' bombs around Kobani, and 'carried out multi-pronged attacks on several fronts.'

The battles have recently intensified in central Kobani, known as Ain al-Arab in Arabic, between the ISIL elements and Kurdish forces from the People's Protection Units (YPG).

The fresh ISIL infiltration into Kobani comes months after the Takfiri terrorists were driven out of the Syrian border town by Kurdish forces back in January after nearly 100 days of intense battles.

The extremist militants vowed to return and defeat the Kurds defending Kobani after they lost control of the strategic border area, located in Aleppo Province.

The development came as the Kurdish forces had moved from Kobani to secure other ISIL-controlled areas in neighboring Raqaa Province.

Syrian media say Turkey has facilitated the re-entry of ISIL Takfiri militants into Kobani. Ankara has, however, rejected the report.

Turkey has also been one of the main supporters of the militancy against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with reports showing that Ankara actively trains and arms militants operating in Syria.

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