the Tactical Situation in Kobani, Syria U.S. Central Command News Release

January 26, 2015

Release # 201501902
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Central Command confirms that anti-ISIL forces now control approximately 90 percent of the city of Kobani. U.S. Central Command congratulates these courageous fighters and thanks them for their efforts.

Pro-Kurdish demonstrators celebrate in central Istanbul, after Kurdish forces took full control of the Syrian town of Kobani

Anti-ISIL forces have fought aggressively with resilience and fortitude. While the fight against ISIL is far from over, ISIL’s failure in Kobani has denied them one of their strategic objectives.

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