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Erdogan government continues blocking military equipment, reinforcement for Kobani

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Erdogan government in Turkey continues to block the supply of military equipment and reinforcements for Kurdish fighters defending the border city of Kobani in northern Syria against the ISIL militants.

Ankara has also prevented Turkish Kurds from crossing the border into Kobani to join the Kurds in the besieged city fighting tooth and nail against the Takfiri ISIL terrorists.

The move comes as the ISIL terrorists have added further reinforcements to their ranks in an effort to break the resistance of Kurdish fighters defending Kobani for nearly a month.

The ISIL dispatched additional forces to the besieged city from other areas in Syria including its stronghold of Raqqa. The militants possess tanks and heavy weaponry.

However, a Syrian opposition group said Kurdish fighters have managed to halt the terrorist group’s advance and killed 36 of its militants on Saturday.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added that the militants had failed to advance since Friday.

Airstrikes against the ISIL positions in Kobani were carried out on Sunday.

Kobani and its surroundings have been under attack since mid-September, with ISIL militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages despite US-led airstrikes.

According to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ISIL terrorists have seized control of at least 40 percent of Kobani. However, local Kurdish officials say the Takfiri militants have captured a small part of the strategic border town.

Over 500 people have been killed in Kobani and nearly 200,000 have been forced to take refuge in Turkey since the outbreak of the ISIL attacks.

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