SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – The urban warfare between Kurdish fighters and the ISIL Takfiri militants rages on in Syria’s border town of Ain al-Arab, also known as Kobani.
According to reports on Sunday, fierce battles continued in Syria’s Kobani, as Kurdish resistance fighters pushed back the ISIL militants from some areas in the besieged town.
The Takfiri terrorists, however, have been advancing into some parts of the town that have been under ISIL attack since mid-September. The ISIL Takfiri terrorists have reportedly been dispatching additional forces to Kobani from other areas in Syria, including its stronghold of Raqqa, in an effort to break the resistance of the Kurdish fighters defending the town.
The border town is still under ISIL fire despite more than three weeks of airstrikes by the US-led coalition on the militants’ positions.
The militants are facing fierce resistance from the Kurdish fighters. The fighters defending the town have inflicted heavy losses on the Takfiri militants, killing at least 36 of them on Saturday.
Head of the defense council in Kobani Ismet Sheikh Hassan has warned of a possible massacre if Kobani falls to the ISIL.
On Friday, the United Nations’ envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, warned that thousands of people “will most likely be massacred” if Kobani falls into the hands of ISIL Takfiri militants.
“We know, we have seen it, what ISIL is capable of doing when they take over a city. We know what they are capable of doing with their own victims, with women, children, minorities and hostages,” he warned.
The Takfiri militants have already seized control of three districts in Kobani and the fighting has spilled over into new areas in the south and the west of the strategic town.
The head of the Kobani Governing Council says that US-led campaign is fruitless because it has failed to prevent ISIL militants from advancing toward the key town.
The ISIL militants have taken over dozens of Kurdish villages in the vicinity of Kobani.
Over 500 people have been killed in Kobani. Nearly 200,000 people have been forced to take refuge in Turkey since the ISIL attacks started in mid-September.