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‘Kobani is about to fall to ISIS’ says Turkish President Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Ankara (IraqiNews.com) On Tuesday the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told the Syrian refugees near the Syrian border, that the Kurdish city of Kobani is about to fall to ISIS.

This morning, after ISIS militants backed by tanks and heavy gear pushed into a southern district of Kobani. “The Western coalition air campaign will not be enough to save the town.” Said President Erdogan during his visit to the southern border with Syria.

“Kobani is about to fall,” He told the Syrian refugees near the border.

“We asked for three things: one, for a no-fly zone to be created; two, for a secure zone parallel to the region to be declared; and for the moderate opposition in Syria and Iraq to be trained and equipped.”

Noteworthy, the Kurdish fighters are clashing with the ISIS militants in the villages surrounding Kobani since ISIS has taken control of the eastern villages in mid-September. And the fighters are struggling to defend their city from the militants because of lacking in gear, weapon, and aerial cover.

ISIS raised their flag on the outskirts of the city and crossed into a southern district of the town. And the director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdurrahman said, “ISIS controls three neighborhoods on the eastern side of Kobani. They are trying to enter the town from the south west as well.”

Turkey’s Army Troops moved towards the hills along its borders with Syria, and at least 30 tanks and armored vehicles took up positions on the hills, but have not yet intervened.

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