After the US launched six air strikes around Kobane on Sunday to advance the Kurdish ground forces in the area, the town of Kobane achieved a two-day calm. Fighting began again on Monday morning as Turkey gave the Kurdish Peshmerga permission to enter Turkey to fight in Kobane.
According to political analysts, the Turkish support gave the Kurdish defenders of Kobane a higher morale and fighting capability.
Meanwhile, Iraqi Kurds are soon to receive orders to advance into Kobane to help their Kurdish brethren in the area.
Ismet Hesen, a Senior Kurdish official responsible for Kobane’s defence, said that his forces now have an advantage against the Islamic State. However, he states that he and his men need more firepower rather than reinforcements. The US air drop had supplied them with weapons, ammunition and medical supplies. While it may have annoyed the Turkish Government, they have granted full support for the Kurds to resolve the matter of the Islamic State.
US Central Command had confirmed six air strikes by the Anti-terrorist coalition in Kobane over Sunday and Monday. The strikes had destroyed air-dropped supplies that failed to land in the target zone.
Meanwhile, the Islamic State may have committed war crimes after its atrocities against the Yazidi people and the Kurds in isolated towns.