This is coolbert:
ISIL now on the move in Syria and significantly so. And USING THAT CAPTURED ARMOR, HEAVY WEAPONRY AND PUTTING IN ALL TO GOOD USE.
Thanks to the tip from Steve and the article by Patrick Cockburn:
"Syria Crisis: Isis Marches Further Into Syria Tipping the Balance of Power in the Civil War"
"While international attention has been focused on the situation in Gaza, the self-styled caliphate has been spreading deeper into the country armed with tanks and artillery seized in Iraq"
"Isis fighters have captured much of eastern Syria in the past few days while international attention has been focused on the Israeli bombardment of Gaza. Using tanks and artillery seized in Iraq, it has taken almost all of oil-rich Deir Ezzor province and is battling to crush the resistance of the Syrian Kurds."
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"Isis is seeking to capture the Syrian Kurdish enclave at Kobani, or Ayn al-Arab, where some 500,000 Kurds are concentrated, many of them refugees from other parts of northern Syria. 'Isis have about 5,000 fighters which have been attacking us for the past 13 days using tanks and rockets and American Humvees captured in Iraq,' Idris Naasan, a political activist in Kobani, told The Independent by telephone. 'The fighting is very heavy and we have lost three villages we are trying to regain.'”
M1 Abrams tanks, 155 mm howitzer, and Humvee with .50 caliber machine gun and grenade launcher mounted. The insurgent switching to HEAVY WEAPONRY A VERY SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT.
Bad does go to worse! AT THIS VERY MOMENT IT SEEMS ISIL IS WALKING ON WATER.