Second group of Kurdish fighters heads for Kobani

Second group of Kurdish fighters heads for Kobani

Wed Dec 3, 2014 12:16AM GMT

A second group of Kurdish fighters, known as Peshmergas, has crossed the border from Turkey into Syria to join fellow Kurds in defending the militant-besieged Syrian city of Kobani.

On Tuesday, some 150 fighters passed through the Mursitpinar border crossing to join the Kurds fighting the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group.

Kobani has been the scene of a bloody war between ISIL terrorists and Kurdish Peshmerga forces since mid-September.

Peshmerga fighters were flown out of Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan, on a private plane under tight security and landed at Sanliurfa GAP Airport in the southeastern Turkish province of Sanliurfa late Monday.

The fighters, who will reportedly replace exhausted Peshmergas currently defending Kobani, are equipped with the latest weapons and ammunition.

Under pressure for its refusal to allow Kurdish reinforcements to cross its border into Syria, Ankara allowed passage to the first group of Iraqi Peshmergas into Syria in late October.

The ISIL terrorists control some parts of Syria and Iraq. They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control.

Since late September, the US and its allies have been conducting airstrikes against the ISIL inside Syria without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate.

Washington has also been carrying out similar air raids against ISIL positions in Iraq since August. However, the raids have so far failed to dislodge the ISIL.

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