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The Kurds began to oust the Islamists from the Syrian city of Kobani. The Pentagon claims hundreds of militants destroyed

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Kurdish armed forces in the battle for the Syrian city of Kobani, located on the border with Turkey, have achieved some success, the channel RT.

The Kurds began to oust the Islamists from the Syrian city of Kobani. The Pentagon claims hundreds of militants destroyed


According to the channel, the front line in Kobani is constantly changing, the IS militants leave some of their positions, in some areas the Kurds launched an offensive. "Just yesterday, they destroyed more than 50 militants. The Kurds also repulsed the attack in the western part of the city. Heavy fighting goes in the center of Kobani, clouds of smoke rise above the houses, which can be seen from afar. ”, - RT correspondent reports.

The situation, he said, is unstable, the Islamists are sending new units into the city, "in one of the streets a suicide bomber blew up trucks filled with explosives."

As the RIA NewsThe Kurds regained control over five blocks. Over the last 2 days aviation The United States and allied countries around the city suffered 18 air strikes. According to Arab media, attacks were carried out on buildings occupied by Islamists and in places where their equipment was concentrated.

Meanwhile, the representative of the United States in the international antiterrorist coalition, General John Allen, said that air strikes in the Kobani area are being put down for humanitarian reasons.

“We are conducting air strikes in the Kobani area for humanitarian reasons”- he said and added that Washington "held constructive talks with Ankara about possible joint actions in the fight against IS".

In turn, US Defense Department spokesman John Kirby said at a briefing about the hundreds of militants killed: “We believe that we have destroyed several hundreds of IS militants in the Kobani area”. He also noted that "despite the increase in the number of air strikes in the area of ​​the border with Turkey, there is still a risk that the city will pass under the control of the IG."

Recall that the Islamic State grouping has been conducting a large-scale offensive against the city of Kobani for about a month now - one of the largest centers of Kurdish autonomy.

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  1. Yellow white
    Yellow white 16 October 2014 11: 16
    +4
    Yeah, the IG hollow from all sides, but they won’t finish .... who is not profitable to whom ???
    A rhetorical question ...
  2. alex-s
    alex-s 16 October 2014 11: 17
    +6
    “We are conducting air strikes in the Kobani area for humanitarian reasons”

    And who would doubt it!
    What a difference: We have a humanitarian convoy, and they have "humanitarian air strikes"!
  3. Giant thought
    Giant thought 16 October 2014 11: 17
    +3
    We wish good luck to the Kurdish fighters in the fight against nonhumans from the IG.
    1. tanit
      tanit 16 October 2014 11: 41
      +3
      Better - we wish good luck to Bashar’s soldiers and Hezbollah’s fighters if you are for victory over the IS. Kurds ... As there were Kurds who failed to create a state in a thousand or two years, they remained such Kurds (Although Salah et-din was a Kurd, as the Kurds themselves say, no one really argues). They were not touched — they did not climb and did not help others. They are being cut now -ai-ah-save ... But -kurdam - good luck and military luck.
      And also - Good luck to any state in the fight against IS. Good luck to Iran, Israel, USA.
      And good luck to the Collective Security Treaty Organization - the IS creatures are still busy, not yet at our borders.
  4. shishakova
    shishakova 16 October 2014 11: 19
    +2
    "... the air strikes are carried out for humanitarian reasons ..." - American democracy))
  5. Olegovi4
    Olegovi4 16 October 2014 11: 22
    +3
    When will mattresses on themselves try such "humanitarian aid" ?!
  6. gunter_laux
    gunter_laux 16 October 2014 11: 40
    0
    Without a ground operation to suppress IS resistance, air strikes would be of no use.
  7. nomad
    nomad 16 October 2014 11: 40
    +1
    Mattresses in their repertoire: create a constantly smoldering conflict on the border with Turkey, so that it would be more accommodating. Turkey is afraid of the Kurds and does not want to arm and launch them against ISIS, and those whom they armed cannot cope without the constant supply of manpower. And so the war will go on with varying success.
  8. Alex_Popovson
    Alex_Popovson 16 October 2014 11: 42
    0


    I apologize for not at all in the "cashier" and not in Russian, but quite recently I discovered this Sheikh. He, as an eschatologist and anti-Salafist, simply burns nipadezzi. It would be to the Dagestan and Ingush beards - in the Caucasus, it would have stopped in a day, and if we send it to Kiev, then we will return everything to ourselves in Istanbul (by the way, he points to this - the historical justice of the adnak)
  9. SmolNik
    SmolNik 16 October 2014 12: 00
    +2
    Bryansk partisans burn leaves driving out wolves from the forest. They retreat in the direction of Smolensk. The direction selected is not correct. I recommend to retreat into the forests under COURSE 2.
  10. klaus16
    klaus16 16 October 2014 12: 00
    +2
    "This was all invented by Churchill, in the eighteenth year" - so Vysotsky sang. The long-standing plan to carve up Russia continues. Somewhere this ISIS will still be redirected.
  11. Siberian
    Siberian 16 October 2014 12: 13
    0
    ......... = US humanism =, or rather = humane airstrikes =, felt almost all over the world from Vietnam to Panama, even the USSR at one time, in Primorye, the Americans also a little = airborne = = and sense, of course the rhetorical question ... But this USA shows everyone that they are still the world gendarme ......................
  12. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 16 October 2014 12: 20
    0
    The Kurds still showed themselves to be real fighters. Amer's "humanitarian" bombing probably helped, but winning a ground operation in urban development "from the air" is impossible, this is a new word in military affairs. But probably, the ISIS members were under pressure.
  13. shelva
    shelva 16 October 2014 12: 43
    0
    Let the Kurds clatter the IG and vice versa - Assad is easier.
  14. 341712
    341712 16 October 2014 13: 10
    0
    Kurdish armed forces in the battle for the Syrian city of Kobani, located on the border with Turkey, have achieved some success, reports channel RT.
    So what is this ... and did they go to the Voyentorg?
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  16. Prutkov
    Prutkov 16 October 2014 14: 31
    +1
    "Humanitarian airstrikes". How touching it is!