Syria’s official news agency says Turkey has facilitated the re-entry of ISIL Takfiri militants into the Kurdish border town of Kobani where they detonated a car bomb.
“Earlier today (Thursday), ISIL terrorists infiltrated once again into Ain al-Arab city from Turkish side,” SANA said, using the Arabic name for Kobani.
ISIL militants began advancing into Kobani after detonating a car bomb near the border crossing, killing at least 12 people and injuring 70 others. Fierce clashes erupted between the ISIL militants and fighters of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). The ISIL militants managed to recapture some areas in Kobani.
ISIL militants were reported to have executed more than 20 Syrian Kurds, among them women and children, in a village south of Kobani.
The advance by ISIL came months after the terrorists were defeated by YPG forces in Kobani and surrounding areas. The terrorists were forced to withdraw from the strategic border town.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Tanju Bilgiç, however, dismissed SANA’s report, saying Turkish hospitals have admitted more than 60 people wounded in the border clashes.
By Press TV