Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Syria: Kurdish fighters capture key area in Kobane after heavy fighting with Islamic State militants

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Kurdish fighters have advanced in the northern Syrian town of Kobani after heavy fighting with Islamic State militants, local officials and activists say.

Kobane official Idriss Nassan and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian Kurdish forces had captured the so-called security quarter, which houses the police headquarters and other government buildings.

The IS group stormed the security quarter on October 10 but later lost parts of it in a Kurdish counter-offensive.

Kurdish fighters have been slowly advancing in Kobane with the support of Iraqi peshmerga forces. The US-led coalition has also played a key role, carrying out waves of air strikes against IS positions in and around the town.

The News:
http://www.belfastte … kobani-30884540.html

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