Turkey accused of allowing Islamic State fighters to cross its border in Kobane attack
Turkey has been accused of allowing Islamic State jihadists to cross its border to attack the Kurdish town of Kobane, according to The Daily Telegraph.
Twin car bombs exploded close to the crossing point with the Turkish town of Mursitpinar, and Kurdish activists and residents claimed they had come across the border, despite its being heavily policed on the Turkish side.
Convoys of cars carrying up to 40 ISIS fighters – reportedly using the uniform of Kurdish YPG militia as a guise – then attacked Kobane from three sides in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Kobane became an important symbol in the battle against ISIS after the group launched a bid to take it last year.