10-7-14 9:18 AM EST: Latest news on ISIS from the Turkish border with Greg Palkot reporting. ISIS flags seen going up over buildings in Kobani with fighting going on in the city itself. Turkey's border is within 1 mile of this location, and it is a strategic area for ISIS to control as it continues to set it's sights on Baghdad.
Over 100K refugees have already fled into Turkey from Kobani, and Turkey is busying itself with that issue while their lined up tanks snooze, and the Kurds lose...another town.
Turkey is a NATO country and has a significant military of it's own. Will it do anything? Palkot isn't sure but says, "You've gotta believe they would", then briefly gets into what NATO's obligations would be if ISIS started crossing Turkish territory. Will BagDaddy make some of the mistakes Hitler did by opening too many fronts?
There's one front that should be opened for sure. His frontal lobe, by a sniper.
P.S. This video is like a sequel to the first video in the Apache Helicopter thread. And here's a map to help you put these Kobani videos into perspective. Were Kobani any closer to Turkey, it'd be stuffing and gravy. Sadly, it appears it already is.
Islamic State fighters have reportedly moved closer to capturing the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Turkish border, in what would be the most serious setback for Kurdish forces since a campaign of U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria began last month.
The capture of Kobani would give ISIS control of a large swath of land bordering Turkey and eliminate a vital pocket of Kurdish resistance. It would also provide a link between the group's territory near the ancient Syrian city of Aleppo and its largest operations base at Raqqa in northeastern Syria.
The Associated Press reported that warplanes believed to be part of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State, commonly known as ISIS, struck militant positions Tuesday. Journalists on the Turkish side of the border heard the sound of warplanes before two large plumes of smoke billowed just west of Kobani. A Fox News crew on the Turkish side of the border reported only one U.S. airstrike in the previous five days.
Fighting continued into Tuesday morning on the outskirts of the town. One coordinator with the Kurdish defenders told The New York Times that their defenses benefited from the new round of airstrikes, but they were still outmatched by the more heavily armed militants.
On Tuesday morning, AP reported that occasional gunfire could be heard in Kobani, also known by the Arabic name Ayn Arab. A flag of the Kurdish force known as the People's Protection Units, or YPG, was seen flying over a hill in the center of town.
The Wall Street Journal reported that ISIS fighters had entered the eastern outskirts of the city on Monday after capturing more than 300 surrounding Syrian Kurdish villages in the previous three weeks. The paper also reported that the militants raised their black flag in two separate places, one on top of a...
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