Kurdish fighters regain control of 80 per cent of Syrian town Kobani

Kurdish forces have regained control of around
80 per cent of the Syrian town of Kobani. Fighters have pushed back Islamic State fighters
that have spent months besieging the town. A week ago the British-based Syrian Observatory
for Human Rights recorded the Kurdish fighters being in control of 70 per cent of the town. U.S.-led forces have bombed Islamic State
positions around the predominantly Kurdish town almost every day through December into
January. They hit targets there on Sunday and Monday,
which were said to have been two large units of Islamic State fighters. The news comes as this footage emerged on a social
media website, which cannot be independently verified, purporting to show Kurdish fighters
in Kobani firing at Islamic State militants on Saturday.

Glenn Chapman


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