Turkish Crowd Cheers at Border as ISIS Slaughters 145 Civilians in Kobani
Muslims in Turkey cheer as ISIS attacks Kobani.
— Rami (@RamiAlLolah) June 26, 2015
Muslims in Turkey cheered today as ISIS attacked Kobani.
145 Kurdish civilians were slaughtered in the attack.
Islamic State fighters killed at least 145 civilians in an attack on the Syrian town of Kobani and a nearby village, in what a monitoring group described on Friday as one of the worst massacres carried out by the hardline group in Syria.
Islamic State pressed a separate assault to capture government-held parts of the northeastern city of Hasaka, blowing up a security building and triggering a government appeal for all residents to take up arms. The United Nations said 60,000 people were reported to have fled the attack.
Islamic State’s twin attacks which began on Thursday showed the group returning to the offensive in Syria after two weeks of defeats at the hands of Kurdish-led forces, supported by U.S.-led air strikes. Earlier this week the Kurds advanced to within 50 km (30 miles) of Raqqa city, the group’s de facto capital.