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Kurdish fighters 'recapture' parts of Kobani

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Kurdish fighters 'recapture' parts of Kobani


Amateur footage released on Saturday purportedly showed Kobani residents celebrating after Kurdish fighters recaptured parts of the Syrian border town from the Islamic State militant group.

Euronews can’t verify the video, uploaded to Social Media, which then shows a Kurdish fighter planting their group’s flag on a nearby hill.

ISIL (Islamic State) extremists have been battling Kurdish fighters over the past month to take control of the town, which lies just a few meters from the Turkish border.

Coalition jets pounded suspected ISIL targets on Saturday after the fiercest shelling in days by the insurgents.

In Istanbul, dozens of people marched in support of the fight back, calling for more robust response from Turkish leaders.

Kurdish groups complain that Ankara has refused
to rearm their fighters, which they say puts them at a huge disadvantage to the militants.

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