Despite recent airstrikes from the United States and its allies along the strategic Syrian border city of Kobani, ISIS fighters are still on the advance and could be mere hours away from committing a “large-scale massacre.”
Kobani – which borders Turkey – is located in between two Syrian cities that ISIS already controls, Raqqa and Aleppo, making it of key importance.
Fox News correspondent Greg Palkot told Shannon Bream today that one official in the besieged city is warning of a “large-scale massacre” if ISIS fighters make it into Kobani.
“It is looking more and more likely that that will happen,” Palkot said, adding that several thousand ill-equipped Kurdish soldiers and their supporters are the only defense Kobani has.
Turkish authorities have already evacuated three villages near the border, and Palkot reported that some ISIS artillery shells landed not too far from his location on the ground across the border in Turkey.
“The fall of Kobani could have huge strategic and symbolic implications for the ISIS terrorists,” Palkot said. “Our military expert on the ground here says that could happen – the way things are going today – in the next 48 hours.”
Palkot concluded by quoting the official in Kobani: “Where is the world?”
Watch the clip above.