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Kurdish fighters control 90 percent of city in northern Syria

Jan 26, 2015    

Damascus: Kurdish fighters now control around 90 percent of the predominantly Kurdish city of Kobani in northern Syria, a monitoring group reported Monday.The People's Protection Units (YPG) advanced in several areas in Kobani, also known as Ayn al-Arab, after months-long battles with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, Xinhua news agency reported citing the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.The IS been cornered in the eastern rim of Kobani, said the observatory, adding that the IS sent a battalion of around 140 fresh combatants, the majority of whom under 18.It said six of ...

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