Iran warns of humanitarian tragedy in Syria’s Kobani town

Young journalists club

News ID: 5244
Publish Date: 22:21 - 07 October 2014
TEHRAN, YJC. Iran has warned against the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Syria’s Kurdish border town of Ain al-Arab, also known as Kobani, amid escalation of clashes between Takfiri ISIL terrorists and the Kurds.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Tuesday stressed the importance of supporting the Syrian government and nation in their fight against the terrorists in the region and called for the supply of humanitarian aid to civilians and refugees.

According to Press TV, she denounced the international community’s indifference toward the fate of people in Kobani and said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran will soon send its humanitarian aid to residents and refugees in this area through the Syrian government.”

The warning came as the ISIL militants on Tuesday opened new fronts in their battle against Kurdish defenders in the southern and western parts of the city.

On Monday, the ISIL terrorists took over three districts of the flashpoint town.

The ISIL militants have been trying to reach and seize control of Kobani over the past few weeks, but failed to do so amid stiff resistance by Kurdish forces. Dozens of ISIL militants have been killed in the fighting.

Kobani and its surroundings have been under attack since mid-September, with the ISIL militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages. The intense fighting for the strategic town has forced nearly 200,000 people to take refuge in Turkey.

Syrian Kurdish fighters have called on all Kurds across the region to take up arms against the ISIL militants.
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