Kurdish fighters helping ISIS in battle for Kobani

November 4, 2014 6:47 PM

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Kurdish fighters helping ISIS in battle for Kobani

BEIRUT: Ethnic Kurds are helping members of ISIS in the battle for the key Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, sharing their knowledge of the local terrain and language with the extremists, according to Iraqi and Kurdish officials.

It is not clear how many Kurds are aiding the estimated 3,000 ISIS militants in the Kobani area - and fighting against their own Kurdish brethren - but activists say they are playing a major role in the 7-week-old conflict near the Turkish border.

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