Thousands of desperate Syrian refugees fleeing the battles near a key crossing border town in northern Syria was sent back to face death as a number of heavily-armed ISIL fighters prevented them from crossing the borders to neighboring Turkey.
The panic-stricken refugees’ escape came a day after Kurdish fighters known as People’s Protection Units (YPG) encircled ISIS-held town of Suluk, only mile to the southwest of the strategic town of Tal Abyad. Kurds are expected to continue their march east to Kobani.
On the other side of the borderline, Turkish guards look on helplessly behind the barbed wire. With sinister smiles, ISIL jihadis look proud of condemning more souls to death, who will more probably be used as ‘human shields’.