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Kurdistan

Kurdish forces: Kobane is free

By Rudaw 26/1/2015
Photo: firwatnews
Photo: firwatnews

KOBANE BORDER—Kurdish forces inside Kobane said today that the city is now under full control and Islamic State (ISIS) militants have been driven out of all neighborhoods.

Muslih Zebari, a Peshmerga commander in Kobane told Rudaw that ISIS militants remain only in a small village attached to the city “And the Peshmerga and YPG fighters are already on their way there,”

“Retaking that village is easy and today all of Kobane will be free,” he said.

A strong ISIS force invaded Kobane in mid-September last year but a coalition of YPG fighters, Peshmerga and US airstrikes halted the radical group’s advance until it was liberated today.

Zebari said that the Peoples Protection Units (YPG) and the Peshmerga are gearing up to drive out ISIS from several other villages in the outskirts of the city.

“In the fighting, an ISIS tank and lots of ammunition have fallen in the hands of the Kurdish forces,” Zebari added.

Zebari said that the only Kurdish casualties were a few soldiers with slight injuries.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the YPG fighters have killed more than 1,000 ISIS militants in the battle for Kobane.

 

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KurdiSTAND Your Ground | 26/1/2015
Let be realistic alos, if it wasnt for Peshmerga artillery unit which were deployed to kobani and US airstrikes kobani would have been at the hands of ISIS now, remember 80% of kobani were under ISIS control before US and Peshmerga came to help, so i dont want to hear that some elements did all the work by themselves, this victory were accomplished by US, Peshmerga and the elements of rojava, also FSA brigades who helped aswell, now some daydreaming people will dislike my comment but thats the truth you cant deny
Janet, USA | 26/1/2015
Yes!!🎻🎶🌸
Freedom for Kurdistan | 26/1/2015
Biji Kurd u Kurdistan ☼
Help the Yezidis | 26/1/2015
Congratultions heroes of YPJ, YPG, PKK and Peshmergas: you have written history with the help of the fighterplanepilots! Go on with the battle in the surrounding area!
MALCOLM | 26/1/2015
An historical landmark.
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