Women and children take up arms! as ISIS takes control of the hill that overlooks the city of Kobane
Entire families have joined forces together in the fight against ISIS, including a boy that could be aged 10 carrying an “AK-47,”…hmm! ready to fight to death. Both young and old women along with children, all stood at the key border town, armed with AK-47s fought to defend the Syrian town of Kobane to the death today after a wave of U.S.-led airstrikes failed to stop Islamic State advances.
Thousands of stricken civilians were told to ‘flee from their villages’ as Kurdish officials warned they could not protect them against the onslaught as anger mounted across the border in Turkey over the government’s seeming willingness to stand by and do nothing. Protests erupted in cities across the country including Istanbul and Ankara. Jihadists using tanks and advanced weaponry engaged in heavy street battles against outgunned Kurds in the key town on Syria’s border.
Ehen! The “ISIS” advance led to renewed calls for ground troops to support the Kurds as it became clear that airstrikes were not enough to stop the fall of the pivotal border town.
Six US-led airstrikes overnight Monday and yesterday appeared to slow the group’s shelling on the centre, destroying four armed vehicles, damaging a tank and killing fighters.
The ISIS fighters say they are ready to “liberate” Kobane from the “infidels” despite the airstrikes.
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Posted on October 7, 2014, in Europe, latest news, security, Terrorism and tagged airstrikes, arms, children, families, flag, ISIS, Istanbul and Ankara, Jihadists, Kobane, men, Syria, Turkey, war, women, young. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.