Kurdish forces drive Isil fighters out of Syrian border town

Kurdish forces have taken full control of Kobane, three days after Islamic State (Isil) militants launched one of their deadliest massacres of the Syrian civil war.

At least 200 civilians were killed in the attack, which also resulted in the deaths of 16 Kurdish fighters and 54 jihadists.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, confirmed that YGP units had captured positions held by Isil since Thursday’s bloody assault on the city. Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Observatory, said the death toll was still mounting as Kurdish forces discovered more bodies. His group described Thursday’s attack as Isil’s second largest massacre of Syria’s four year-long war.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    And the forces that retook Kobane were not the main Kurdish Peshmerga army, but a Syrian Kurdish militia. Former Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak claimed that the IDF could wipe out ISIS in two days if it came down to a confrontation.

    • Mark

      So could any army. The only thing holding them back are our politicians and their lack of will. This whole mess could have been done on Sept 12 2001 if this blog owner’s wife was listened to.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        It started going downhill when Bush asked Congress for a half-assed resolution instead of a genuine declaration of war.

    • Icebow

      So be it. Daesh have given up their status as human, whoever annihilates them,

      • Norman_In_New_York

        They are the lowest form of life. I have more respect for amoeba.