The Pentagon said on Tuesday that U.S. airstrikes around Kobane, coupled with pressure from Syrian Kurdish fighters on the ground, had helped to keep Islamic State terrorists from taking the city but it warned the town could still fall.
“The constant pressure from the air and … the pressure from the ground by these Kurdish forces has done a lot to keep [ISIS] at bay from taking the whole town,” said Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, according to Reuters.
“It doesn’t mean that can forecast success,” he added.
Kirby also said that the situation in Kobane remains tenuous but Kurdish forces remain in control of the majority of the city.
“We do assess that Kurdish forces in the city are in control of the majority of the city,” Kirby said, according to Reuters.
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