1,30,000 Kurds flee Islamic State
The IS has seized large parts of Syria and Iraq
Mursitpinar (Turkey): Turkey said on Monday that some 1,30,000 people had flooded across its border from Syria fleeing an advance by Islamic State group jihadists on a strategic Kurdish border town.
The massive influx comes as jihadists advance towards Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane to the Kurds, Syria’s third-largest Kurdish town. They have seized dozens of villages in their advance and there have been reports of executions in areas now under their control.
The IS has seized large parts of Syria and Iraq, declared an Islamic “caliphate” in areas under control and committed widespread atrocities including beheadings and crucifixions.
The IS advance towards Ain al-Arab began last Tuesday, with the militants swiftly gaining ground, prompting the exodus into Turkey. The refugees have described their terror. “They said in the mosques that they could kill all Kurds between seven and 77 years old,” Sahab Basravi said.
( Source : AFP )