Syrian Kurds force ‘IS’ retreat
Kurdish YPG forces have captured more territory surrounding Kobani that had been taken by “Islamic State” terrorists. The jihadists’ force in the area is collapsing, said the YPG.
The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), aided by the US-led airstrikes, has made significant advances against “Islamic State” (IS) in the area surrounding the city of Kobani after driving the group from the city last week, the Kurdish militia and a monitoring group confirmed Monday. A string of villages fell to the YPG as IS withdrew.
IS “is in a state of complete collapse at present and cannot hold ground,” Redur Xelil, spokesman for the YPG, told news agency Reuters. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that the jihadists were putting up very little resistance in the face of the Kurdish advance, and it was possible they would retreat even further.
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Source News: DW