H.D.A : There is no Islamic State neither in Syria,nor Iraq!!All are Western made particularly Daish in Iraq.They promote Islam of American style made by CIA.FBI,& other agencies!!Axe of Evil i.e. US/Is are anticipating Sunni Islamic State typical Islamic State,another example is Malaysia proceeding slowly but firmly towards Islamic State based on Islamic economic concepts!!
Turkey locks down border after refugee surge from Syria fleeing Islamic State
BEIRUT — Turkey tried to lock down stretches of its border with Syria on Monday after facing a flood of more than 130,000 Syrian refugees fleeing the latest advance by Islamic State militants.
The move by Turkey reflects desperation on both sides of the border.
Turkey has been struggling with more than 1.5 million people seeking haven from the Syrian civil war, and officials fear another humanitarian crisis on Turkish territory. Turkey’s deputy prime minister, Numan Kurtulmus, said at least 130,000 additional refugees have poured across the Syrian border in the past three days.
In Syria’s Kurdish region, the push by the Islamic State has exposed weaknesses in Kurdish defenses and could leave civilians nowhere to run if the border remains sealed.
U.S.-led forces have stepped up air attacks on Islamic State targets in Iraq but are deeply divided over whether to expand the offensive to Syria — where President Bashar al-Assad is battling rebels in a separate conflict that began more than three years ago.
“The official borders with Turkey are closed by the Turkish authorities,” said Redur Xelil, a spokesman for the People’s Protection Units, one of the Kurdish groups fighting the Islamic State. “However, the refugees are crossing through wire fences in some areas.”
Turkey has periodically closed border crossings since the Islamic State militants began taking over Syrian Kurdish villages on Sept. 16 as they move toward the strategic border town of Ayn al-Arab, or Kobane in Kurdish. Taking Kobane would give the Islamic State control of a large stretch of the Syrian-Turkish frontier — and another potential route for Islamic State recruits.