Turkish forces clash people trying to cross border into Kobani
Turkish Security forces have intervened against a group of people who attempted to cross into Kobani from the Turkish border town of Suruc, following the announcement from Kurdish forces that they have driven the Islamic State (IS) from the Syrian town, Hurriyet daily reported.

Hundreds of people gathered to cross the border before security forces fired tear gas and water cannon at the crowd.

The tension decreased after the group moved back from the border following a call from Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) officials.

Meanwhile, 10 HDP lawmakers have gone to Kobani since the announcement of the town's liberation.

HDP Sirnak Deputy Faysal Sariyildiz, who went to Kobani with lawmakers, including independent Van deputy Aysel Tugluk, shared a photo of the group on his Twitter account on Jan. 27.

A group of six is seen smiling in front of heavily damaged buildings in the photo, which is captioned with “The first images from Free Kobani” in Turkish.

The Kurdish advance in Kobani marked the culmination of a battle that lasted more than four months in which nearly 1,800 people were killed.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Jan. 26 that the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) had expelled all IS fighters from Kobani and the YPG/YPJ have full control of the town.      

 “The Kurds are pursuing some jihadists on the eastern outskirts of Kobani, but there is no more fighting inside [the town] now,” said the Observatory’s Rami Abdel Rahman.

News Code: 9446  |  Date: 2015/01/27  |  Time: 17 : 58

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