The border town of Kobane came close to capture by ISIS jihadists last year

The capture of two prominent officials in the ISIS terrorist organisation, Yasser Abdul Aziz Agvmy, a Saudi national, and Abu Bakr al-Masri, one of the ‘emirs’ active on the front-lines of Kobane, may have just lent more weight to the mounting allegations of co-operation between ISIS and Turkish authorities.

The two ISIS officials were captured near the Syrian border town of Kobane by militants of the YPG, who reported the following confession: “…we receive military and logistical support from Turkey, and the people who murder, slaughter and committed massacres came directly from Turkish territory to the town of Kobane, and most of our wounded in the war were receiving treatment in Turkey”.

According to the two prisoners, day-to-day consumables, food, and medical supplies were apparently provided by Turkish sources, whilst aid in the form of clothing and blankets came from Saudi Arabia. They also allegedly confirmed that oil was being sold to Turkish buyers, and, that seriously wounded ISIS jihadists received medical treatment in Turkey.

It is important to note that the confession was extracted by the YPG, who are certainly not an un-biased source of accusations against Turkey, however, other sources seem to corroborate the details of the confession – particularly with regards to the trade of oil and the treatment of wounded jihadists.

Apart from this, Abdul Aziz’s confession also provides an insight into the methods and military tactics used by ISIS during their attempted capture of Kobane, bearing many of the now familiar hallmarks of an ISIS offensive – he described the way in which Abu Bakr al-Masri had outlined the plan of attack, with 82 fighters divided into 6 attacking groups:

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The first group was tasked with seizing control of a checkpoint to the south of the town while a second group led by Abu Bakr al-Masri attacked the ‘Rashid Bnar’ entrance to Kobane, utilising a suicide-bomber to break the defences there, and allowing them to seize the entrance to the town. A third group was meant to take control of the eastern portion of the town, between Kobane and ‘Tell Abyad’, while a fourth group attacked ‘Pshtnor’ hill – the main target of the operation according to Abdul Aziz. Finally, the fifth and sixth groups were to enter the city amidst the confusion and scattered defenders.

The fighters had planned to quickly spread throughout the city, only settling on a few specific points; this they described as a “seizure action plan”, after which two other armed groups from the towns of Sarin and Jarablos were to reinforce the attackers, and a third, smaller, group was to come from Turkey with additional ammunition, via the Kanye Kordan border point in the eastern part of Kobane.

They also went on to describe how they had planned to prevent civilians from evacuating the town, adding that a high civilian presence in the city would reduce the number of airborne and artillery attacks.

Thankfully, the operation didn’t turn out as planned, and the ISIS attackers were met with significant resistance, ultimately failing to achieve their objective. And yet, despite this failure, ISIS acted to ensure that the civilian death toll would be high; commenting on their indiscriminate violence during the attack, Abdul Aziz said: “we deployed in all the streets and alleys and killed everyone, whether civilian or military… In religious education centres, especially in Quranic verses classes, they were saying: ‘When you see the infidels, behead them and we believe that, even civilians who are helping YPG are infidels, and killing them is halal’ for this reason, we murdered Kobane people in order to get revenge from people who are helping the YPG.”

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flappentak
flappentak
2016-05-19 16:39

…. suddenly ISIS from being unhuman and lowlife to a reliable source conserning Turkey…only Turkey, so predictable

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-05-19 19:16
Reply to  flappentak

Didn’t you noticed they talked about Arabia too, flappentak? French intelligence is pointing big problems in. S-Arabia, Qatar and Turkey for many years now, I even remember a F.Hollande interview before he became president, where he was already talking of the dangers of this islamist axis… DGSE is extremely reliable, especially when it’s about middle-east and Africa where nobody trust CIA. In fact, everybody says “when your friends are CIA, it smells fir”… And when you know that fir is the wood we use for coffins… BTW, Saddam could have been removed nicely without destroying neither the state, nor the… Read more »

Yus
Yus
2016-05-20 06:22
Reply to  daeshit sucks

you know nothing and always talk bullshit…h**l U

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-05-20 10:11
Reply to  Yus

You miss some brain cels to understand how things works so… f**k U

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3AM
2016-05-21 10:09
Reply to  daeshit sucks

You see what is the strength of your arguments don’t you? It seems like you share at least something in common with Islamic State fighters and that’s sadly the language. You judge yourself how meaningful has been your contribution to this discussion. .

Ricardo Ferreira
Ricardo Ferreira
2016-05-19 22:23

Turkish government hate Syrian government and Kurds becouse Syrian Arab Government in the past times have support PKK fight against Turkish atrocitys of Kurdish People. Kurds

Ricardo Ferreira
Ricardo Ferreira
2016-05-19 22:44

Sory my ignorance, but revenge is allowed in the Quran? Even against infidels?
I’m not trying to judge or criticise Islam.

falcemartello
falcemartello
2016-05-20 01:23

Ur ignorance is anglo-zionist propoganda. The Quran states all human life is sacred and vengeance is sinful . and Jihad is related to ones inner spirit fighting the devil or evil thoughts.

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-05-20 12:38

Ricardo : Yes! BUT! As I suppose you’re not muslim, that you won’t pay the (very high) tax Q’ran wants from you if you refuse to convert, there’s no problem : the book says just that you must be killed… Well, if ever some want to enforce sharia to me wherever I live, I would pay… but, you know the expression “plomo O plata”… I’ll keep ‘plata’ and will pay with ‘plomo’ instead… Nevertheless, there are hopefully about 1% of muslims who try to practice really by the book. If the half of men were doing it, and were moving… Read more »

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2016-05-21 09:51
Reply to  daeshit sucks

You just tell me what you know about who Jesus was? Please don’t put yourself to shame by parading your ignorance.So you must believe that His body was stolen by his disciples which was a serious crime none has ever been charged for. if his resurrection was a lie then those who have done it should have been brought to justice and proved guilty. However there was a problem because there were more than 500 witnesses of the event excluding roman guard. Jesus was charged for conspiracy which was considered a high crime deserving a capital punishment. His tomb was… Read more »

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ziad welds
2016-05-20 01:51

this trick of bag and the cat in it are all out now and everyone knows this even UN yet they wont do anything so who cares this is no secret anymore that these member states support terrorists its known a while now

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3AM
2016-05-20 04:23

So they think they are on God’s mission to exterminate more than 4 billion people in the world. Is that perhaps a part of the plan to depopulate the earth?

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-05-20 12:41
Reply to  3AM

If they love death so much, they’d better practice what they preach and begin by killing themselves as an exemple…

Hong
Hong
2016-05-20 09:08

Is it also halal to rape infidels? Esp those young, beautiful and innocent ones.

D.Davis
D.Davis
2016-05-20 19:38

I hated the western bible for its twisted edits that lead to the wholesale slaughter of untold millions of innocent people, now I equally hate Islam, the Quran and other Muslim Arab religions that makes it OK to slaughter your own people for what looks like white peoples gain…real stupid killing for Zionist, Jews and Europeans who are making money selling you weapons, drugs and know-how, then when there is only one of you standing they will kill you!

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2016-05-21 10:00
Reply to  D.Davis

Sorry pal you seem to know next to nothing about Bible. There is no such thing as “western Bible” to begin with. You have fallen a victim of anti-religious propaganda of Vatican Zionist US axis of evil who created Islamic State just for people like you.