Fighting resumes between the ISIL Takfiri militants and Kurdish fighters defending Kobani, a day after Kurds said the insurgents used chemical weapons against them in the Syrian town.
Reports say loud explosions were heard as plumes of smoke were rising above the strategic border city on Thursday.
Kobani and its surroundings have been under the ISIL attacks since mid-September, with the Takfiri militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages.
The new clashes came after 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.
Aysa Abdullah, a senior Kurdish official based in Kobani, said the victims had symptoms that included dizziness and watery eyes and that there was no equipment to precisely determine what kinds of chemicals had been used.
Many have joined the ISIL from Iraq’s former Baathist regime, highly skilled in using chemical weapons.
The Baathists are led by Izzat Ibrahim, the henchman of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
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.
The ISIL terrorists have been committing heinous crimes in the captured areas in Syria and Iraq, including mass executions and the beheading of people.
The ISIL militants received training to use light and heavy weapons with the help of the US government at a secret base in Jordan in 2012, informed Jordanian officials say.