Kobane: Islamic State receives new reinforcements


ARA News

Suruc, Turkey – The U.S.-led international coalition’s warplanes launched four raids on locations of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in the embattled city of Kobane in northern Syria, local sources reported on Wednesday.

Speaking to ARA News on the phone, Fawaz Ahmo, a resident of Kobane who recently returned to his hometown after two months of displacement in Turkey, said that the four raids targeted the IS strongholds in the southeastern parts of Kobane, causing huge explosions.

In the meantime, Khaled Minas, fighter in the People’s Protection Units (YPG) told ARA News that in the last few days the Islamic State’s extremists have used heavy and sophisticated weapons in bombing the city “other than previously used mortars and shells”.

“They were likely to be tanks or artillery.”

“The IS radicals have continued to bombard the western and northern parts of Kobane with a large number of heavy shells, causing major destruction in these neighborhoods,” Minas added.

Minas pointed out that the YPG and supporting factions (the Peshmerga and FSA) have made minor progress in the center of 48th Street toward the Maqtala neighborhood.

“The YPG fighters were covered by intense rockets and mortars of the Peshmerga forces, but no significant change in the front lines took place on Wednesday,” Minas told ARA News.

Noteworthy, Kobane’s battles have entered the fourth month, and the Islamic State hardline group continues to bring in additional reinforcements and sophisticated weapons to the city.


Reporting by: Mohammed Ali Ahmed

Source: ARA News

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