ISIS Battles to Encircle Syrian Kurds in Kobane – Ready for the Kill
13,000 terrified Kurds are reportedly still trapped inside Kobane.
ISIS has nearly encircled Kurdish fighters in Kobane, Syria. The Kurdish fighters are battling to remain control of the border crossing with Turkey. If ISIS takes the area the Kurds will be trapped inside Kobane. The US airstrikes have failed.
Gunfire and explosions can be heard from the Syrian border town of Kobane where Islamic State fighters are trying to encircle its Kurdish defenders.
The Kurds repulsed a pre-dawn attack and still control the town’s border crossing point with Turkey.
The crossing point is a vital supply and exit route, correspondents say.
In Iraq, officials in Anbar province reportedly made an urgent appeal for military help against IS, warning the region could be overrrun.
The US-led coalition is continuing air strikes against IS in both Iraq and Syria but the Kurds in Kobane say they urgently need more weapons and ammunition.
The US has itself said that air strikes alone may not be able to save the town.
60,000 to 100,000 Syrian Kurds have fled the Kobane region in Syria into Turkey in the last three weeks.
Thousands of Kurdish refugees have crossed the border into Turkey to avoid the threat of ISIS occupation in Kobane.
Thousands of Kurdish refugees have crossed the border into #Turkey to avoid the threat of ISIS occupation in Kobane. (Walaa Al-Taee)
FOX News reported the numbers at 60,000 to 100,000 refugees.
An innocent child — victim of the tyranny #ISIS has waged on #Kobani residents. (Rudaw Facebook)
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