Kurdish fighters recapture 80% of Syria’s Kobani, new report says

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Wednesday, 07 January 2015

Kurdish fighters battling the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the Syrian border town of Kobani now control 80 percent of the town, says the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The UK-based organization, which is close to Syrian opposition, said on Monday that the fighters have seized the security and government districts of the town from the terrorists.

The People’s Protection Units (YPG) “have full control of the security district,” it said, noting that Kurdish fighters had seized control of the area after fierce clashes since Sunday night.

The observatory said on November 9 that at least 1,013 people had been killed in the battle for Kobani, known as Ain al-Arab in Arabic, since the beginning of ISIL Takfiri militants’ offensive on the town two months ago.

Kobani and its surroundings have been under attack since mid-September, with ISIL capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages and killing hundreds of people. More than 200,000 people have reportedly fled across the border into Turkey.

The terrorists control some parts of Syria and Iraq. They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control.

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