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Kurdish fighters stop ISIS advance in Kobane
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Published Saturday, October 11, 2014

Kurdish fighters halted a thrust by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group jihadists towards the heart of the battleground Syrian town of Kobane Saturday, after the UN warned thousands of civilians risked massacre.

The pre-dawn attack came after the ISIS militants overran the Kurdish headquarters in the border town on Friday, sparking fears they would cut off the last escape route to neighboring Turkey.

But US officials warned that while world attention is focused on Kobane, the jihadists have been piling pressure on government troops in neighboring Iraq, leaving the army in a "fragile" position in Anbar province between Baghdad and the Syrian border.

The renewed ISIS drive on the center of Kobane sparked 90 minutes of heavy fighting with the town's Kurdish defenders before the jihadists fell back, the Britain-based Syrian Observator

Added: Oct-11-2014 Occurred On: Oct-11-2014
By: qutrex
Tags: Syria, Kobane, YPG, YPJ, Kurds, Kurdistan, IS, ISIS,
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