Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 24
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Free Syrian Army, stationed in the city of Aleppo, said it is ready to dispatch soldiers to the town of Kobani, the Chairman of the FSA Military Council in Aleppo Col. Abdul-Jabbar Mohammed Aqidi told Turkish news agency Anadolu Oct. 24.
He said the FSA also calls on all armed groups, who fight in Syria against the government forces, to join forces against the Islamic State terrorist organization.
Fights have been going on between Kurdish groups and the IS militants in Kobani, as the town is currently partially under control of the IS militants.
Over 150,000 refugees from Kobani, populated by the Kurds, fled to Turkey, according to reports.
The terrorist organization known as the 'Islamic State' (IS, formerly ISIL or ISIS) was created in 2003 in Iraq. Between 2004 and 2006, the organization was led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and consisted of 11 radical Islamist groups, which had close ties to the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda.
Following the start of military confrontation in Syria in 2013 between the armed opposition and the government forces, the IS penetrated the country. The terrorist organization said at the time it refuses to take the oath of Al-Qaeda and declared 'a holy war' against all groups in Iraq and Syria, as well as the Syrian government forces.
Edited by CN