‘Turkey supports Isis. How can we flee there?’
A month of US airstrikes has done little to stop the terrorist militia tightening its noose around the town of Kobane, on the Syrian border. Now desperate locals do not know where to turn
Nicola Smith, Kobane
Published: 12 October 2014, The Times
Siyamend Rami and his pregnant wife Rokan have fled their home in Kobane, which is being bombarded by Isis
SIYAMEND RAMI watched helplessly yesterday as shells rained down on his home town of Kobane in northern Syria, near the Turkish border.
The 30-year-old teacher, who was forced by the fighting to leave his house and now lives on open land on the outskirts of the embattled town, issued a desperate plea to the outside world. “We need weapons,” he said.
“Our message to the international community is to support the Kurdish forces and to stop the terrorists so we…
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