More than 1,000 people have reportedly been killed in the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani since ISIL Takfiri militants launched their offensive on the border city.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday that at least 1,013 people have been killed in the fighting in the flashpoint city of Kobani, known as Ain al-Arab in Arabic, since the beginning of the offensive two months ago.
“At least 1,013 people have been killed in fighting in Ain al-Arab from the beginning of the offensive till last night,” the group’s director Rami Abdel Rahman said.
According to the UK-based group, ISIL militants accounted for 609 of those killed in the Kurdish city. More than 360 people who lost their lives in the battle over Kobani were said to be members of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). The so-called monitoring group added that 16 volunteers who joined the Kurdish fighters and 24 civilians are also among the dead.
Syrian Kurdish forces backed by Iraqi Peshmerga fighters have been fighting to drive ISIL terrorists out of Kobani. 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.