The Daily Star reported:
Syrian Kurdish forces have withdrawn from around 60 villages in the face of an advance by Islamic State militants in northern Syria, a monitoring group said on Friday.
The Islamic State militants were using heavy weapons including artillery and tanks, said Rami Abdulrahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The map posted on an Islamist website shows the siege of Kobane by ISIS.
NEW MAP approximate situation in Kobane on September 19, 2014.
(Click on Map to Enlarge)
— Walaa Al-Taee (@waaltaee) September 20, 2014
An elderly woman from Kobane in a wheelchair flees ISIS.
Turkish soldiers stand guard as Syrian Kurds wait behind the border fence to cross into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, September 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)
The ISIS fighters took women as hostages.
Sitting in a field after just crossing the border, Abdullah Shiran, a 24-year-old engineer, recounted scenes of horror in his village of Shiran, about 10 km (six miles) from Kobani.
“IS came and attacked and we left with the women but the rest of the men stayed behind … They killed many people in the villages, cutting their throats. We were terrified that they would cut our throats too,” he said.
An innocent child — victim of the tyranny #ISIS has waged on #Kobani residents. (Rudaw Facebook)