January 18, 2018

ISIS Launches Offensive Towards Kurdish Town of Kobani

ISIS Launches Offensive Towards Kurdish Town of Kobani

ISIS attacked the village Secol 50km south of the northern Syrian city of Kobani, after successfully breaking through the defenses of the Kurdish YPG militia.

“The Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants launched, at dawn today, an attack on the Kurdish village of Secol, south of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab), then violent clashes broke out between the militants and the Kurdish units,” an informed source from Kobani told Basnews.

“The losses among the ranks of civilians and militants were not identified,” the source added.

It is not known at this moment how successful ISIS were in their attempts to recapture the village.

Kobani was besieged by the ISIS between September 2014 to January 2015. However, they failed to capture the town. It was seen as a key victory against the terrorists.

Pic: Air strikes by coalition forces on ISIS positions near Kobani during the siege between Sep 2014 to Jan 2015.

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