Syria

ISIL, Kurds continue fierce fighting in Syria’s Kobani

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Fierce clashes have resumed between ISIL Takfiri militants and Kurdish fighters in Syria’s northern town of Kobani, which has been under siege by ISIL for over a month.

Reports coming out of the town on Saturday said ISIL had made a new attempt to capture Kobani.

The militants attacked the Kurdish forces with mortar and heavy machine gun fire before dawn.

This came after Kurdish fighters had gained control of a strategic hill overlooking the town on Friday.

Meanwhile, Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region has decided to send reinforcement troops to Kobani next week to aid Kurds.

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.

In a separate development, Iraqi security forces took control of most of the town of Jurf al-Sakhar near the capital, Baghdad.

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