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Syria

Kurdish official: ISIS and their flag gone from Kobane

By Rudaw 17/10/2014
“YPG fighters are now searching the homes for bombs and explosives that the Islamist militants might have left behind,” Photo: AFP
“YPG fighters are now searching the homes for bombs and explosives that the Islamist militants might have left behind,” Photo: AFP
KOBANE—Islamist militants have been pushed out of Kobane and fighters of the Peoples Protection Units (YPG) are now in control of the town, a Kurdish official in Kobane told Rudaw.

“There is no ISIS in Kobane now,” said Omar Alush, co-chair of the TEV-DEM movement in Kobane.

Alush said that following the recent air strikes on positions of the Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobane, the YPG managed to drive the rest of the jihadis out of town and that they are now in control.

“YPG fighters are now searching the homes for bombs and explosives that the Islamist militants might have left behind,” said Alush.

IS militants laid siege to the Kurdish town of Kobane on the Turkish-Syrian border last month, pounding the town with heavy artillery and tanks.

With support from US air strikes, the YPG held the town and eventually managed to turn the tide against the IS.

“Kobane is quiet now and the flag of ISIS is gone,” Alush maintained.

Alush said that the jihadis still hold Kani Arab and Gire Mishtanur, close to Kobane.

“Fighting is still going on between the ISIS and YPG on the eastern outskirts of the town,” he said.

Alush said that the air strikes were effective in pushing back the militants, however, he said, the coalition forces should cut off the ISIS supply route from other parts of Syria “because we have information that the group is preparing for another assault on Kobane.”


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ehh | 17/10/2014
hmm isis could not do the mission turkey gave them :/
Help the Yezidis | 17/10/2014
That is fantastic news! YPJ and YPG YOU ARE HEROES!!! And all thge people who had helped you inside Kobani: you are heroes Congratulations. Go on with your fight of these barbars! Go on and try to control more villages in the surroundings. People on the Turkish border try to go back to Kobani and help these heroes: they are - I think - very, very tired. And USA and France and KRG send them more ammunition and fighters so that they can go on with their fight on the battlefield! Send all these barbarians and especially the Europeans and Americans under them to hell!!!
Flaminco | 17/10/2014
Victory! long live our brave men and woman of the YPG who defended the city despite the odds, making the ultimate sacrifice, shaheedan namern! A very warm salute to the PKK, other Kurdish and Syrian brigades who stayed behind with YPG and defended the city to the end!, they honor us as we will honor them forever. Long live the true superpower of the world USA! Long live France! (we know what you did), a warm salute to all the other countries who contributed in the fight against IS in Kobani, Biji Kurd u Kurdistan!
Arzi | 17/10/2014
Great news kill them all, hopefully our people will come back to their homes very soon. Thanks to YPG/pkk resistance and special thanks to usa and all coalition who participated in air strikes against terrorists. Turkey should be out of nato alliance because of their support for isis terrorists against our peaceful kurdish people.
Mariachi | 17/10/2014
Remember Arin Mirkan!
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