Syria

Heavy fighting underway in Syria’s Kobani

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Kurdish fighters are still engaged in heavy clashes with the ISIL Takfiri militants in the strategic Syrian town of Kobani after more than a month.

Kurdish defenders have held off the terrorists in the border town, also known as Ain al-Arab, while reports said that most parts of the city remain under Kurdish forces’ control.

They also succeeded in repelling a new attempt by the ISIL to cut off the border with Turkey on Saturday, inflicting heavy losses on them.

The development comes as local officials have expressed optimism about the possibility of liberating the whole city from the ISIL grip in the near future.

The US-led military coalition, meanwhile, continues its air campaign against ISIL positions in Syria and Iraq.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday that coalition airstrikes on ISIL targets in Syria left 10 civilians dead.

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.

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 possibly 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.

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