A small group of Syrian rebels entered the embattled border town of Kobani from Turkey on Wednesday on a mission to help Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) extremists in Syria, activists and Kurdish officials said.

The group of around 50 armed men is from the Free Syrian Army (FSA), and it’s separate from Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters who were also en route Wednesday to Kobani, along the Syrian-Turkish border.

Idriss Nassan, a Kurdish official from Kobani, said the FSA group crossed to Kobani through the Mürşitpınar border crossing in Turkey. Nassan, who spoke in Mürşitpınar , said they travelled in cars but did not have more details. […]