Kurdish forces order civilians to flee as ISIL enters Kurdish-Syrian border town, sparking heavy street fighting.

Fighters from ISIL have penetrated the Syrian town Kobane for the first time, sparking street-to-street fighting and an order from its Kurdish defenders for all civilians to flee.

Two black ISIL flags were seen flying on Kobane’s eastern side on Monday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, while there were reports of ISIL fighters entering the town from the east.

“Urban guerrilla warfare has started and the fighting is taking place for the first time in districts at the eastern entrance, in Maqtala al-Jadida and Qani Arab,” said Rami Abdelrahman, the observatory’s head.

The AFP news agency quoted a spokesman for Kurdish forces as saying that all civilians had been told to leave immediately.


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Source News:  aljazeera.com

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