ISIS recovers from Syrian Kurdish assaults, attacks Kobani

The Islamic State Thursday stalled the Syrian Kurdish YPG’s advance 50 km short of the ISIS capital of Raqqa and launched two counter-offensives to reverse a series of Kurdish successes: DEBKAfile: A large Islamist force disguised in Kurdish uniforms stormed Kobani on the Turkish border and regained parts of the town which ISIS lost to the Kurds last October. A second force struck out at the Syrian and Kurdish forces defending the second largest Kurdish Syrian town of Hasaka. Its fall would give ISIS a clear connecting link to the Iraqi town of Mosul which the jihadis rule.

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