Mapping The Latest ISIS-Syria-Turkey Conflict
Kurdish officials and activists accuse Turkey of supporting ISIS attacks into Syria from its own territory.By Zach Toombs | November 30, 2014
The ISIS campaign might have, for the first time, crossed the border into Turkey. The Syrian border town of Kobani has been under siege from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria since September. (Maps via Google)
But according to Al Jazeera, over the weekend, Kurdish officials there reported something new: an attack that came not from the ISIS-controlled areas south, east and west of the city, but from the north: the Turkish side. (Video via Al Jazeera)
Syria's largest Kurdish political party, along with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says an Islamic radical set off a suicide bomb at the border crossing into Turkey. Later Saturday, ISIS fighters brought in tanks from the southwest to back up its fighters on foot.