The Iranian parliament speaker on Saturday raised the alarm over enormous loss of lives in the Syrian town of Kobane, which is under siege by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists, and called on the regional countries to behave more responsibly in this regard.
“The issue of Kobane is currently a very significant one and such siege of the Kurdish people in Kobane will lead to major humanitarian losses there,” Ali Larijani told reporters in Iran’s central city of Isfahan on Saturday.
He also urged all-out efforts to help the residents of Kobane, calling on the regional countries to “behave responsibly” toward the threat the Syrian Kurds are now facing.
“We will also do whatever we can to save the Kurdish people in Kobane,” Larijani pledged.
His remarks came as the Kurdish Syrian town has been subject to ferocious attacks by the ISIL militants over the past three weeks.
ISIL fighters have captured hundreds of Kurdish villages around the border town, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee.
ISIL declared a caliphate in June and has seized vast swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria, displacing thousands of people mainly from minority communities.