ISIS Militants Inside Kobane

A news agency associated with ISIS released a video Sunday, October 19, 2014, showing ISIS militants inside Kobane with no indication on the date the video was shot.

Kobane Fighters… Injured Yet Unbroken


Several Kurdish fighters are seen in this video released on Saturday, October 11, 2014 in a makeshift hospital in Kobane receiving treatment of wounds inflicted in battles against ISIS pillaging militants. In spite of their injuries, the young fighters were upbeat and full of life; fighting the pain with courageous hearts, shiny smiles and beautiful Kurdish music.

Turkey opens border to 45,000 Kurds fleeing Isis in Syria


Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have fled across the border into Turkey in the last 24 hours to escape Islamic State (Isis) fighters, the Turkish government has said.

The country opened eight crossing points along a 20-mile (32km) stretch from Akcakale to Mursitpinar, allowing about 45,000 Kurds to escape from the Islamist extremists, the deputy prime minister, Numan Kurtulmus, said on Saturday.
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مسؤول تركي: أكثر من 60 ألف كردي سوري دخلوا تركيا في أقل من يوم


أعلن نائب رئيس الوزراء التركي نعمان كورتولموش أن ما يزيد عن 60 ألف نازح سوري من قرى كردية دخلوا الأراضي التركية منذ يوم أمس الجمعة 19/9/2014 يعد تقدم مسلحي داعش نحو مدينة كوباني عين العرب شمال حلب قرب الحدود التركية.

Iraqi Cleric’s Speech Strikes a Balance

Ayatollah Ali Sistani

Ayatollah Ali Sistani

NYT -BAGHDAD — Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the influential Shiite cleric, on Friday urged vigilance against Western political interference in Iraqi affairs but stopped short of opposing the American-led military campaign against the extremists of the Islamic State.

“All political leaders of the country must be aware and awake to prevent the external assistance against the Islamic State from becoming an entrance to breach Iraq’s independence,” Ayatollah Sistani said. “Cooperation with the international effort shall not be taken as a pretext to impose foreign decisions on events in Iraq, especially military events.”

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