Syria

ISIL bolsters forces to break Kobani resistance

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The ISIL Takfiri terrorists have resorted to further reinforcements in an effort to break the resistance of Kurdish fighters defending the city of Kobane for nearly a month.

According to opposition sources, the ISIL is dispatching additional forces to Kobane from other areas in Syria including its stronghold of Raqqa.

Reports say the terrorists are now trying to advance street by street in Kobane.

The border city is still under ISIL fire despite more than two weeks of airstrikes by the US-led coalition on the militants’ positions.

Meanwhile, the Kurdish fighters defending the city have inflicted heavy losses on the Takfiri militants, killing at least 36 of them on Saturday.

Head of the defense council in Kobane Ismet Sheikh Hassan has warned of a possible massacre if Kobane falls to the ISIL.

On Friday, the United Nations’ envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura warned that thousands of people “will most likely be massacred” if Kobane falls into the hands of ISIL Takfiri militants.

De Mistura further noted that he feared a repeat of the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica, when Bosnian Serb forces marched into the town, and killed more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys at execution sites.

He also urged the Turkish government to allow Kurdish volunteers to cross the border into Kobane and defend it against the ISIL militants.

Over 500 people have been killed in Kobane. Nearly 200,000 people have been forced to take refuge in Turkey since the ISIL attacks started in mid-September.

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