Two days after the Islamic state’s militants sneaked into the border town of Kobani, the Kurdish fighters are closing in the infiltrators in a bid to drive them out of the Kurdish stronghold.
A Kurdish spokesman said that Kurdish fighters, known as (YPG), blew up a school building where ISIS fighters holed. Plumes of smoke could be seen rising from the Turkish side of the border.
On Thursday early morning, ISIS fighters, disguised in YPG and FSA uniforms, used five cars to enter the city before they detonate a car at a border crossing and open fire on residents and guards.
The two-day clashes have left more than 155 dead, mostly women and children. The number of victims is more likely to rise as some buildings where people were killed are still inaccessible to the Kurdish fighters.
Kurdish sources confirmed that ISIS militants entered the city from the Turkish side. Turkey denied the accusation altogether.
Redur Xelil, spokesman of the Syrian YPG militia, said his fighters are clashing with the embattled ISIS militants, chasing others who are believed to have fled the battles to the Turkish borders.
The world-terror group has recently received heavy blows from the western-backed Kurdish militia, who managed to seize the border town of Tal Abyad (nearly 100 km to the north of Al-Raqqa), and Ayn Issa which is only 50 km to the north of ISIS’ seat of power.