Running for their lives, refugees flee from the fighting in Syria. Some end up in southern Turkey, hoping to see the city they fled saved from ISIL’s siege. CCTV’s Natalia Carney reports from the town of Suruc on the Turkey-Syria border.
Refugees flee to Turkey away from battle in KobaneRunning for their lives, refugees flee from the fighting in Syria. They end up in southern Turkey, hoping to see the city they fled saved from ISIL's siege. CCTV's Natalia Carney reports from the town of Suruc on the Turkey-Syria border.
The battle for Kobane rages on. A night of fierce clashes continued into Sunday as ISIL militants reportedly launched more than 40 mortar shells at Kurdish soldiers.
Yet, heavy fighting backed by U.S.-led airstrikes destroyed dozens of terrorist targets. Refugees in Turkey are encouraged by the recent gains by the Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG).
A few miles away from the fighting, U.N. Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos visited a camp in Suruc on Sunday where thousands of Syrian Kurds are finding refuge.
Nearly 200,000 refugees from Kobane have entered Turkey since the ISIL onset began a month ago. There are estimates of thousands of civilians still in the besieged town as the war rages around them.
While the U.S-led air strikes and Kurdish fighters have stalled new ISIL advances, they know the battle is likely far from over. Both sides are bringing in reinforcements and have vowed to fight to the end.