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Kurdiske peshmerga sier til CNN at ISIS-opprørere har kommet seg inn i den beleirede kurdiske byen Kobane, helt nord i Syria mot grensen til Tyrkia.

Alan Minbic, a fighter with the Kurdish People’s Protection Unit, or YPG, told CNN that ISIS now controls the southwest corner of the city, known in Arabic as Ayn al-Arab.

YPG fighters are now using snipers in an effort to prevent the ISIS militants from advancing farther, Minbic said.

On the eastern edge of Kobani, city defenders destroyed an ISIS tank, Minbic said, but on the western side, ISIS now controls an area called Tal Shair, which includes an informal border crossing.

Situasjonen tilspisser seg raskt. Utfallet kan fort bli mange flere flyktninger, og enda større sammenhengende territorium under ekstremistenes kontroll.

 

Kurdish fighters gird for battle as ISIS enters besieged Syrian city of Kobani