ISIS: Kurdish headquarters in Kobane conquered

30 people die in pro-Kurdish protests around Turkey

10 October, 15:08

    A Turkish tank securing the Turkish border area during armed clashes between Islamic State and Kurdish fighters YPG who are trying to defend Kobane, A Turkish tank securing the Turkish border area during armed clashes between Islamic State and Kurdish fighters YPG who are trying to defend Kobane,

    (ANSAmed) - ANKARA, OCTOBER 10 - Jihadists from the Islamic State (ISIS) have conquered the headquarters of Kurdish YPG militia in Kobane, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, quoted by AFP news agency on Friday.

    The NGO added that ISIS militants are now in control of the Kurdish forces' command.

    Meanwhile the death toll in Turkey has risen to 30 from the protest violence that started on Wednesday as Anadolu Agency reports. Four people, including a woman, have died in random violence during the demonstrations in Turkey's southeastern Gaziantep province. The protests stemmed from the support of the Kurdistan Workers Party combat against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces besieging the border town of Kobani. Terrorist violence also killed six people in the eastern city of Bingol Thursday, including two police officers. The policemen in Bingol were doing damage assessment from the protests when they were shot dead with long barreled weapons.

    The four terrorists who killed the police were shot while being pursued by police, Bingol Governorate said in a statement.

    Bingol province Police Chief Atalay Urker, Deputy Police Chief Atif Sahin, Chief Inspector Huseyin Hatipoglu and police officer Ugur Adli were the victims of the attack. Deputy Police Chief Sahin died on the scene, while Chief Inspector Hatipoglu died in Bingol State Hospital. Police Chief Urker is taken to Turkish capital with an air ambulance while police officer Ugur Adli is being treated at Bingol State Hospital. Turkish officials have said the country was against supporting PYD (an offshoot of PKK in Syria) fighters in Kobani with military and financial aid, even if they are fighting against ISIL. The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey as well as by the U.S. and the European Union. The nationwide protests broke out after ISIL militants penetrated the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, known as Ayn al-Arab, on Monday. (ANSAmed).

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