Syria Kurds ‘recapture’ areas of Kobane from ISIS

AFP reports: Kurds battling the Islamic State jihadist group in Kobane reportedly made advances Tuesday in the south of the flashpoint Syrian town on the border with Turkey.

Top Kurdish officials told AFP their fighters were advancing “street by street”, voicing confidence that the IS would soon be ejected.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights backed up the report.

“The (Kurdish) People’s Protection Units (YPG) recaptured streets and buildings in the south of Kobane, after a fierce battle against the IS that began yesterday (Monday) evening,” said the Britain-based Observatory. [Continue reading…]

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