Kurdish forces have reportedly cut off a key route which ISIL Takfiri militants used to resupply their forces in the Syrian city of Kobani.
According to Idris Nassan, a local official in the flashpoint city, Kurdish fighters with the assistance of Iraqi Peshmerga fighters, who crossed into Kobani on October 31, managed to retake the strategic hill of Mistanour and the road that runs along the side of the hill on Wednesday.
The victory on November 12 was achieved after weeks of violence in the strategic city. Nassan praised the role of the Peshmerga forces in the accomplishment, saying the Iraqi Kurdish forces had been targeting ISIL positions on areas like Mistanour over the past week.
“ISIS was using this road for ammunition and fighters,” Nassan said, using another name for ISIL.
He further noted that recent strikes on ISIL positions halted to a large extent the Takfiri group’s shelling of the city.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday that at least 1,013 people had been killed in the fighting in Kobani, known as Ain al-Arab in Arabic, since the beginning of the offensive two months ago.
The border town and its surroundings have been under attack since mid-September, with the ISIL militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages and killing hundreds of people.
According to reports, more than 200,000 Kobani residents have fled across the border into Turkey.
The ISIL terrorists currently control parts of Syria and Iraq. They have committed terrible atrocities in both countries, including mass executions and the beheading of local residents as well as foreign nationals.