Monday, January 26, 2015

Syria: Kobane under full control of Kurdish fighters, Islamic State jihadists expelled

Kurdish YPJ female fighters in Kobani, Syrian Kurdistan. Photo: PUK

Kurdish fighters have expelled jihadists from the Islamic State group IS from the border Kurdish town of Kobani in Syrian Kurdistan after more than four months of fighting, a monitor said Monday.

Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP that fighters from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) had “expelled all Islamic State fighters from Kobani and have full control of the town.”

“The Kurds are pursuing some jihadists on the eastern outskirts of Kobane, but there is no more fighting inside now.”

The loss of Kobani, would be a key symbolic blow against IS, which has lost more than 1,000 fighters trying to capture the town since September 16.

The News: … d-monitor-2015-01-26



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