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BEIRUT, November 5. /TASS/. On Tuesday, Kurdish defense forces, with the support of the peshmerga Iraqi Kurds, attacked the Islamic State (IS) positions west of the Syrian city of Kobani. In the course of the joint operation, areas previously seized by militants in Kinya-Kurd were retaken.
According to the Firat news agency, peshmerga fighters fired from artillery guns and Grad launchers at militants, and that changed the course of fighting on the border with Turkey's Kurdish region. On Tuesday, 15 armed extremists were killed, while Kurds have lost four of militia, two more died in the brigade “Borkan al-Furat,” which is part of the Free Syrian Army that is fighting alongside Kurds.
Military experts of Iraqi Kurds arrived in Kobani last week. The purpose of its military mission is to provide help to Syrians in strengthening the defense of the city besieged on three sides by IS groupings.
Meanwhile, the government troops drove out IS militants from al-Shaer gas fields. According to the Governor of the Homs Talal al-Barazi province, air strikes which were launched by Syrian air forces played a crucial role.
"The terrorists leave their locations in the Jebel-al-Shaer. The army has fully recovered the control of the highway between Homs and Palmyra (240 km from Damascus)", the governor said to Al-Watan newspaper. He denied reports of Arab TV channels about the capture of new oil and gas fields in the east of Syria by IS militants.