Showing posts with label Kobani. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kobani. Show all posts

Monday, October 20, 2014

U.S. Air Drops Arms To Kurdish Forces Fighting ISIS In Kobani

Posted: 10/19/2014 10:16 pm EDT Updated: 3 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.

The airdrops Sunday were the first of their kind and followed weeks of U.S. and coalition airstrikes in and near Kobani, near the Turkish border. The U.S. said earlier Sunday that it had launched 11 airstrikes overnight in the Kobani area.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

ISIS Retreating from Kobani, Says Kurdish Official

Rishi Iyengar  4:58 AM ET

The radical Islamist militants now reportedly control only 20% of the border town, as opposed to about 40% before

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has suffered setbacks and has begun retreating from parts of the Syrian border town of Kobani, according to a local official, who said Kurdish forces were advancing against the militant group.
Idris Nassan told the BBC that ISIS had previously controlled almost half the town but currently occupies “less than 20%.”