Kurdish recapture of Syria’s Kobane reported



Doha, Qatar – Kurdish forces have recaptured Syria’s Kobane from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, activists and a monitoring group say.

Kurdish forces managed to force ISIL out of the Kurdish town following days of deadly clashes, activists and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.

“Kurdish forces recaptured Kobane and are battling any ISIL fighters left inside the town. Mashta Nour hospital has been recaptured. The situation here is very critical as many families are in need of aid, especially water,” an activist told Al Jazeera over phone from Kobane.

“ISIL killed more than 300 civilians in Kobane in the past 24 hours. They [ISIL] were disguised as Kurdish forces and had women disguised with them too.”


Activists say many of those injured in the attacks in Kobane have been transported to Turkey [Getty Images]

The activist, who witnessed killings from his rooftop…

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