Peshmerga reports gains against ISIS in Kobane


Peshmerga forces, coming from Iraqi Kurdistan, applauded by civilians while heading to Kobane. File photo

ARA News 

Urfa, Turkey – On Wednesday, strongholds of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) in the district of Tel Arab Pinar west of Kobane were targeted by the U.S.-led coalition’s fighter jets.

“Dozens of IS terrorists were stranded in the area following the airstrikes, which gave the opportunity to the Kurdish forces of the Peshmerga to bomb the main stronghold of the IS in Tel Arab Pinar killing most of the militants in the area,” a Kurdish military told ARA News on Wednesday. 

The People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Peshmerga forces and fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are running join military operations against the IS in Kobane, backed by the U.S. warplanes. 

“Under the banner of ‘imposing the belt to beat IS‘, the forces defending Kobane recorded remarkable progress against the extremists in the last two days, especially in the western front. The Peshmerga-held heavy weapons have apparently changed the situation on the ground,” the same military sources said, under the condition of anonymity.

The Kurdish forces also emphasized the importance of coordination with the international coalition’s air force by providing accurate information about the militants’ locations in Kobane. 

Meanwhile, the IS-linked Aamaq Agency reported the death of several FSA and YPG fighters during clashes with the IS group on Tuesday, including Bashir al-Abdullah, commander of Ahrar al-Raqqa brigade (liked to the FSA). 


Reporting by: Jan Ali

Source: ARA News

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