2. Battle for key kurdish town continues

  • Kurdish forces continuing attempts to repel ISIS militants from capturing town of Kobane/Kobani. 
  • One female Kurdish fighter said to have blown herself up with a grenade killing numerous ISIS fighters near Kobane. 
  • Kurdish defense unit, YPG, claims 74 ISIS and 15 YPG deaths in last 24 hours. 
  • Militants thought to have control of strategic hill overlooking Kobane.