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Kurdish Defenders Have Halted ISIS Advance on Kobane: Official
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By Rudaw

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Kurdish forces have halted an advance by militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Kobane and are in control of most of the Syrian border town, Kobane’s top official said Thursday.

Anwar Muslim, head of the Kobane canton in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), said that the People's Protection Units (YPG) and the people of Kobane have most of the city under control. He added that morale is high.

Speaking to Rudaw by phone from Kobane, Muslim said that town officials have remained inside and will not be scared away by the ISIS.

"ISIS is using heavy weapons to bombard (the town), but YPG fighters are resisting and have halted their advance," he said.

ISIS militants launched a fresh offensive inside the Syrian Kurdish town on the Turkish border overnight, seizing control of a market area in the east, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (

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Added: Oct-9-2014 Occurred On: Oct-9-2014
By: m16carbine
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Tags: Kurdish, ypg, Kurdistan, Syria, syrian civil war, syrian protests, Isis, Islamic state, ISIL,
Location: Kobanê, Aleppo Governorate, Syria (load item map)
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