KABUL: (Middle East Press) Over 50 villages have been liberated by Kurdish fighters who battle ISIL militants around the Syrian key town of Kobani.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday that the Peshmerga forces have been faced with little resistance from the Takfiri militants, recently pushed out of the strategic town across from the Turkish border.
The observatory’s director Rami Abdel Rahman called the Kurds’ advance during the past week “speedy” with ISIL militants withdrawing “as soon as” the Peshmerga forces enter a village.
The forces, also called the People’s Protection Units (YPG), recaptured Kobani on January 26 after nearly five months of fighting and since then battles to capture some 350 nearby villages have begun.
Since they reclaimed the town, 10 ISIL insurgents have been killed in battles around Kobani, according to the UK-based observatory.