Monday, September 22, 2014

ISIS Closes in on Syrian Town, 100,000 Kurds Flee to Turkey

From Jihad Watch -- The Islamic State will continue to advance until it is stopped. This isn’t difficult to understand. It has avowed designs on the whole world. It will keep advancing until someone stops it.

“Islamic State closes in on Syrian town, refugees flood into Turkey,” by Daren Butler and Sylvia Westall, Reuters, September 21, 2014:
(Reuters) – Islamic State militants tightened their noose on a northern Syrian border town on Sunday as the United Nations said the number of Syrian Kurds fleeing into neighbouring Turkey may have topped 100,000 and was likely to go much higher.
Residents fleeing the frontier town of Ayn al-Arab, known in Kurdish as Kobani, and its surrounding villages said the militants were executing people of all ages in the areas they had seized to create a climate of fear and slavish obedience.
Kurdish politicians in Turkey renewed their appeal to young people in the country’s mainly Kurdish southeast to head to Kobani to help their ethnic kin push back Islamic State, which has seized swathes of Iraq and Syria in recent months and proclaimed a caliphate in the heart of the Middle East.
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