Oct 8 2014
Terror group ISIS is reportedly set to complete its takeover of key Syrian city of Kobane in what would be a major land victory for the Islamic militants, despite U.S.-led airstrikes that tried to halt the advance.
Christian Post Terror group ISIS is reportedly set to complete its takeover of the key Syrian city of Kobane on Monday in what would be a major land victory for the Islamic militants, despite U.S.-led airstrikes that tried to halt the advance. (The road to Kobane is wide open terrain. Serious U.S. airstrikes could easily have decimated ISIS if only Obama would have allowed them)
CNN said that ISIS’ army has been hitting Kobani with tanks and heavy artillery, and is close to taking over the city, which is located near the border with Turkey. Victory would give the Islamic State, as the group is also known, territorial gains between the Turkish border and its stronghold in Raqqa, Syria, nearly 62 miles away.
U.S. Central Command said that it destroyed two ISIS tanks, a bulldozer and another ISIS vehicle (big deal!) in attempts to halt the advance on Kobane over the weekend, but the militants continued their march.
“We are afraid of this. We are obliged to defend our home, our town,” said Kurdish Kobane official Idriss Nassan, who vowed to fight on. “We didn’t choose this war, but we are obliged to fight.”
Nassan added: “When I talk to people here in Kobane, they thank the international community, and the United States, they thank the countries who are striking the ISIS. But everyone believes it is not enough.”
ISIS has captured a number of towns across Iraq and Syria, prompting an urgent response from the international community. President Barack Obama has gathered a coalition that is hitting terror group targets throughout the region, but he said the U.S. will not commit any ground troops.