KABUL: (Middle East Press) The Syrian border town of Kobani was freed from the ISIL militants by the Kurdish fighters after more than four months of fighting.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the event on Monday, noting that the Peshmerga fighters were controlling the strategic town, Kurdish fighters.
“The (Kurdish) People’s Protection Units have almost full control over Kobani after ejecting the ISIL Takfiri militants,” the monitor group said.
The Kurdish forces have recently been hardening their control over the city located near the border with Turkey in a serious setback for ISIL, which has been operating in Iraq and Syria.
Just last Monday the Kurdish People’s People Units (YPG) seized the highly strategic Mishtenur hilltop, reportedly killing 11 ISIL militants and capturing large amounts of weaponry and ammunition.
ISIL has been battling to capture Kobani since last September, and at one point seemed poised to overrun the Kurdish town. Now the tide has shifted in favor of the Kurds.