The protesters in Cizre, located near the Turkish border with Syria, threw petrol bombs and firecrackers at the security forces.
SHAFAQNA– Kurdish protesters in a southern Turkish town have clashed with police during a protest over attacks by the Takfiri ISIL militants on Syria’s Ain al-Arab, a town known as Kobani to the Kurds.
Police forces, in response, used water cannon and fired teargas to disperse the angry crowd.
The Takfiri ISIL terrorists have had the strategic border town under siege during the past several days.
The terror group has captured dozens of villages in the area. Its advance has sent over 144,000 Syrian refugees, mainly Kurds, to Turkey’s southern province of Sanilurfa since September 19, according to the UN refugee agency.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, meanwhile, said rockets fired by ISIL struck Kobani for the first time on Saturday since the Takfiris’ attack started on September 16. A dozen people were injured.
The development came as warplanes of the US-led coalition against ISIL in Syria hit militant positions near Ain al-Arab on the same day, as well as several other places.
The Takfiri ISIL militants have seized large swathes of Iraq and Syria. They have carried out heinous crimes in the two countries including mass execution of people.
Kurds accuse the Turkish government of lending support to the Takfiri terrorists operating in Syria, an allegation that Ankara denies.
Quoting Turkish government officials and media reports, The New York Times recently reported that Turkey is one of the biggest sources of foreign recruits for the ISIL.