Some international media outlets, including Reuters and BBC, claimed that the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) militants that detonated multiple car bombs in the northern Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday claiming numerous lives, had entered the Syrian town through Turkey's Mürşitpınar border crossing in the Suruç district of the southeastern Şanlıurfa province. However, such claims were strongly denied later throughout the day by Turkish officials.
YPG spokesman Redur Khalil also made a statement regarding the incident saying that they are not accusing Turkey for playing a part in the attack. "We haven't officially accused Turkey. The ISIS militants entered the town [Kobani] through the west and the south." stated Halil.
Giving details about how the attack was carried out Khalil said that "The ISIS militants detonated a vehicle filled with explosives after they entered the town. Then the clashes with the YPG forces began. Some of the attacking ISIS militants were killed but three managed to escape. Another group of militants is currently under siege."
Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency released two video footages that clearly refuted the allegations. The video shows that the car bomber in Kobani approached from the Syrian side, contrary to media allegations that it entered from Turkey.The footage shows the pick-up truck filled with explosives did not come from Turkey and was in Syria prior to the bomb detonating. Turkey's Foreign Ministry strongly denied allegations that ISIS militants had come from Turkey, describing the claims as "lies".
flaş kobanide buyuk dais itlerini.intihar saldirisi olmus turkiye uzerinden cok sayida sehit ve yarali oldugu soylenildi. #KatilTcHesapVer— ❤ ✌ROJAWA ✌❤ (@servet_aram) June 25, 2015
Son dakika: Faşist AKP Kobane'ye bir grup IŞİD geçirdi. IŞİD'çiler Mürşitpınar sınır kapısını intihar saldırısıyla hedef aldı.— barzan iso (@barzaniso) June 25, 2015
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