Kurds reportedly make advances in Kobani
The battle for control of Kobani has killed over 1,000 people. (AFP/FIle)
Kurdish forces fighting ISIL militants in the Syrian town of Kobani are reportedly making advances Tuesday, AFP reports. Reports state that the Kurds are advancing “street by street” and believe ISIL may be completely eradicated from the town soon.
“The Kurdish People’s Protection Units recaptured streets and buildings in the south of Kobani after a fierce battle against ISIL that began yesterday evening,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
U.S.-led air strikes bombed ISIL positions late Monday, while Kurdish forces shelled ISIL on Tuesday.
The battle for Kobani began in September and has killed over 1,000 people, most of them Islamic State extremists.