Suicide bomber crosses from Turkey to Kobani
Kurdish fighters in Kobani, Syria are accusing Turkey
of allowing a suicide bomber to operate against them from its territory.
The assault began when a suicide bomber driving an armored vehicle
detonated his explosives on the border crossing between Kobani and
Turkey, said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and
Nawaf Khalil, a spokesman for Syria's powerful Kurdish Democratic Union Party.
The Islamic State group "used to attack the town from three sides," Khalil said. "Today, they are attacking from four sides."
A Turkish government statement on Saturday confirmed that one of the
suicide attacks involved a bomb-loaded vehicle that detonated on the
Syrian side of the border. But it denied that the vehicle had crossed
into Kobani through Turkey, which would be a first for the extremist
"Claims that the vehicle reached the border gate by
crossing through Turkish soil are a lie," read the statement released
from the government press office at the border town of Suruc. "Contrary
to certain claims, no Turkish official has made any statement claiming
that the bomb-loaded vehicle had crossed in from Turkey."
a Kobani-based activist, said by telephone that Islamic State group
fighters have taken positions in the grain silos on the Turkish side of
the border and from there are launching attacks toward the border
crossing point. He added that the U.S.-led coalition launched an airstrike Saturday morning on the eastern side of the town.
is now clear that Turkey is openly cooperating with Daesh," Bali said,
using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State. Later in the day, he
said the situation was relatively calm on the border after a day of
Someone needs to tell Erdogan that Islamic State will not appoint him as the Caliph.
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