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October 29th, 2014
08:14 AM ET

Armed Syrian rebels enter besieged city of Kobani

About 200 Syrian rebels entered the besieged city of Kobani at dawn Wednesday with weapons that included mortars and heavy machine guns, a Syrian rebel commander said.

Col. Abdul Jabar Okaidi spoke to CNN by phone from inside Kobani, a Syrian border city.

Okaidi said the rebels are using weapons from the Free Syrian Army supplies, but did not disclose which brigades offered the weapons or assisted.

This is the first group to enter, and more fighters will come in if required, he said.

"Today, 200 is enough," he said. "But we can send more today if needed."

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