The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, has penetrated three districts of Kobani, also known as Ayn al-Arab, the Kobani administration spokesman said on Thursday, Anadolu agency reported.
Mahmud Bashar said that ISIL's progression had otherwise been halted thanks to U.S.-led coalition airstrikes which continued to pound the militants' targets in Kobani.
"Our armed groups fought against the attacks of the terrorist organization, but a ground offensive led by the U.S. and NATO is required, along with the airstrikes, to completely remove ISIL from the town," he said.
Bashar also stressed that ISIL continued to press to capture the town center. ISIL has been attacking Kobani for the past 25 days, he added.
He also said the Kobani administartion was against the Turkey's 'safe zone' condition for involvement in Syria.
Turkey has been pushing for the establishment of a no-fly zone and safe havens in Syria near the Turkish border. Although the Turkish parliament voted last week to approve possible Turkish military action in Syria and Iraq, Ankara has established these proposals as necessary conditions to commit its ground forces.
A group of nations, including 10 Arab states, agreed last month to form a coalition to strike ISIL in Iraq and Syria.