Kurdish fighters in Syria say they have blocked an advance by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) towards the town of Kobani near the border of Turkey.

“Fierce clashes are still underway but the ISIS advance to the east of Kobani has been halted since last night,” said Redur Xelil, spokesman for YPG, the main Syrian Kurdish group.


The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed that ISIS fighters have made no significant advance in the past 24 hours. The Observatory tracks violence in the Syrian civil war.


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  1. Why US airstrikes are stopped?!!?
    Syrian Kurds are facing their tanks and heavy artillery by simple Kalashnikov! It is the best time to launch air strikes right there around Kobani. ISS is on offense and are easy to target now. ISiS has full Turkey support. If West keep being quiet there will be a disaster in Kobani. In order to stop ISIS completely US should stop Turkey first and kick them out of NATO as soon as possible.

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