Massive ISIS Suicide Attack On Kurdish Positions In Kobane – Syria – Members of the Islamic State conducted a massive suicide attack on Kurdish YPG forces during heavy clashes in the battle for kobane. It is unclear how many casulties the attack caused but as News News24 News Today News 12 Newsday News In Hindi News4jax News Now Newsela Newsround Sports Direct. WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thvnYXnDFZE#t=46
Syria will not get resolution while the opposition bickers
Hassan Hassan – October 22, 2014 Updated: October 22, THE NATIONAL – (…) In the past couple of weeks, the Syrian opposition seems to have reached a new low. As the United States assembled an international coalition to strike against ISIL inside Syria – potentially one of the most significant milestones for the Syrian rebellion – the opposition remained deeply divided over the appointment of Ahmed Touma as “prime minister” in the interim government, supposedly tasked with governing rebel-held areas. This is particularly bizarre, especially considering the position is meaningless, as four out of the five provinces outside the Assad regime’s control are held by either ISIL or Jabhat Al Nusra.
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“We don’t need a plan B at this point.”
The head of the US-led coalition against Islamic State extremists, General John Allen, has told the BBC that the air campaign against IS has been a success so far. – He spoke to the BBC’s Matthew Amroliwala. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153751107982588&fref=nf
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“Muslim denied claims that the PYD objected to Peshmerga support, but said the decision could not have been made without their consent. (..)the Peshmerga could not come to Kobane on its own”
Peshmerga on way instead of PYD’s militia
Sevil Erkuş – ANKARA – Hurriyet – 23-10-2014 – Rojava’s Democratic Union Party (PYD) originally asked for People’s Protection Units (YPG) to be sent to the embattled canton of Kobane, only to be sent Peshmerga from northern Iraq instead, PYD co-chair Salih Muslim has said.
Wounded Kurdish Fighter Says Islamic State Controls Just Five Percent of Kobani
Turkey helps injured Kurdish troops as U.S. air strikes start to work
Chiya Kobani, a 34-year-old guerrilla from the Syrian-Kurdish YPG group, was wounded in the ongoing battle for Kobani, a Syrian-Kurdish town near the border with Turkey. Now he’s stuck in Turkey, unable to return to his comrades. But he had some good news for War Is Boring when I met him on the Turkish side of the border on Oct. 14. “Only five percent of Kobani is under Islamic State control,” he said.
EU Parlamentarians call others for help – doing not much in Brussels (23-10-2014)
Benedetto Della Vedova, standing in for Catherine Ashton, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs, said Kobane had become the symbol of the rule of terror by ISIS. “All that is unacceptable for the European Union and its partners. The time has come to demonstrate how resolute we are to contain and defeat ISIS.”
Report - The Administration Goes All in on Kobani / Only days ago the Pentagon was saying that this small Syrian city might fall to the Islamic State. Now it’s pulling out all the stops to save Kobani.
BY Kate Brannen , Gopal Ratnam – FOREIGN POLICY – OCTOBER 21, 2014
The Obama administration’s rapidly intensifying efforts to prevent Kobani from falling into the hands of the Islamic State have backed the United States into a corner. While Pentagon officials maintain that the town isn’t strategically significant, the United States has invested so much in saving Kobani that its fall would hand the Islamic State a publicity win and deal a symbolic blow to the U.S.-led war effort.
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22.10.2014 - Diyako Murad – BasNews, Erbil – After a week of meetings and negotiations between Kurdish political parties of Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in Iraqi Kurdistan, the parties has sign an agreement on how to rule Syrian Kurdistan.BasNews has learned that the agreement, followed after the parties met with the Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani and the parties signed the accord after meeting with Barzani.
Kampf um Kobane – Syrische Regierung: Wir unterstützen die Kurden
22-10-2014 – Markus Bickel – FAZ – Die syrische Regierung in Damaskus behauptet, den Kurden in Kobane in ihrem Kampf gegen die Terrorgruppe „Islamischer Staat“ militärisch beizustehen. Die Bewohner der Enklave seien Syrer und würden mit Munition und Waffen ausgestattet.
PYD SAYS PESHMERGA MUST WORK UNDER THEIR DIRECTION : “When contacts are made with the Peshmerga, only then will we agree on how the fighting will happen,” Enwer Muslim, a senior official in Kobani, said.
Iraqi Kurds Set to Reinforce Kobani as Turkey Relents
BLOOMBERG – By Aziz Alwan, Selcan Hacaoglu and Salma El Wardany Oct 22, 2014 – Iraqi Kurdish fighters are set to reinforce the defense of Kobani, the Syrian town besieged by Islamic State, after Turkey agreed to let them transit its territory. It wasn’t immediately clear when the fighters, known as Peshmerga, would arrive or how many would cross the border. A small group may be deployed “within a few days,” Erbil-based Rudaw News Agency reported, citing Fuad Hussein, chief of staff to the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government, as saying. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said yesterday that talks were continuing on the arrangements.