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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New clashes erupt at Syrian-Turkish border as 130k refugees flee

Prophecy Sign:  Rumors of War - Infighting in the Islamic world

The angel of the LORD also said to her: "You are now pregnant and you will give birth to a son. You shall name him Ishmael, for the LORD has heard of your misery. He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers." Genesis 16:11-12 NIV

New clashes erupt at Syrian-Turkish border as 130k refugees flee
"Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have fled through the border which the Turkish government opened on Friday - it's now closed again. There are a few Kurdish families waiting for the last couple of days to get in, in the blazing heat with no food and no water," Ruptly's Lizzie Phelan reported from the site. "There are also Syrian Kurds and Turkish Kurds [on the Turkish side of the border] who want to go into Syria, because - as they say - they want to form a human shield against an IS advance on Kobani, as there is a lot of fear that if IS do take over Kobani, which is a city of 45,000 people, there will be a renewed exodus," Lizzie Phelan reported. Turkish authorities briefly closed the border on Sunday, after clashes broke out between security forces and protesters, who had rallied in support of the refugees.

Thousands of Syrian Kurds flee ISIL onslaught

Turkish security troops clash with Kurds, as thousands flee ISIS

Turkish Security Forces Clash with Kurds
Turkish security forces on Sunday fired tear gas, water and paint pellets on dozens of Kurds in a village on the border with Syria, which tens of thousands of refugees have crossed to escape the Islamic State group. The sound of gunfire could be heard from the Syrian side of the frontier where refugees were piling up after authorities temporarily closed the border. Police on the ground said they were seeking to prevent Kurdish fighters from entering Syria. However, Private NTV television said the Kurds claimed they wanted to take aid into Syria. The state-run Anadolu Agency reported Kurdish protesters had hurled stones at the security forces. The U.N. refugee agency on Sunday said some 70,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours. They are seeking refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in the Kobani area in northern Syria, near the Turkish border.

Islamic State takes aim at Egypt through Sinai terror group

As ISIS Advances, ‘No Boots’ Vow Draws New Fire
President Barack Obama is facing fresh criticism for refusing to consider sending troops to fight the Islamic State terrorists in Iraq. Some members of Congress say airstrikes and arming Syrian rebels may not be enough to stop the advance of ISIS. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., notes that America already has boots on the ground because U.S. Special Forces are present in Iraq. He believes more troops may be needed.

Tony Blair: We’ll need boots on the ground against Islamic State — possibly from West
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair went on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday morning to discuss the threat of the Islamic State and the role he believes Europe and the United States will have to play in combating the al-Qaeda-inspired extremist group. Blair, currently the official envoy of the Middle East Quartet, said that the Sunni insurgents and their followers will not be defeated by airstrikes alone — boots on the ground will be necessary. Whether those ground forces will come from Middle Eastern militaries or from abroad, we do not know, Blair said.

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