That the journalists of REN TV can not leave Kobani (a city in the North of Syria) because of the attacks of the militants of the “Islamic state” (ISIS, prohibited in Russia), announced on Saturday, February 27, RIA Novosti with reference to the operator of the channel. The name of the Agency does not.
“For several days we worked in the Kurdish town of Kobani was about to go in the direction of Iraqi Kurdistan. Suddenly this morning began a powerful attack by the ISIL militants on the nearby town of tel Abyad,” said the operator.
According to the information he received in the Kurdish militia, a column of ISIS militants withdrew from the town of raqqa [the informal “capital” of the Islamic state] attacked the Kurdish town of tel Abyad. Simultaneously with Turkey at tel-Abyad was attacked by a detachment of about 50 militants of ISIS. “In tel Ablade there are fights at the same time in 15 points. City on fire. The road from Kobani to the East, on which we were going to go, now it’s too dangerous, we’re trapped in Kobani”, said the operator through Facebook (mobile communication in city does not work).
According to him, with him is also another journalist REN TV.
On the website REN-TV there is no information about the situation with the crew of the TV channel in Syria.
The city of Kobani and the areas around it are under the control of Kurdish militia. To the South and West of the city begins the territory controlled by “Islamic state”, and to the North is the border with Turkey.
At midnight Saturday, February 27, by time of Damascus entered into force a ceasefire agreed between Russia and the United States. The terms of the agreement agreed the Higher Committee on negotiations of the Syrian opposition (BCP), Syrian democratic forces and the vast majority of the armed groups. According to the plan, since that time military action, including air strikes of the Syrian air force, the Russian space forces and the US-led coalition, will continue only against the “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (banned in Russia) and other terrorist organizations identified by the UN security Council.