This is coolbert:
The situation as was noted in that prior blog entry more dire than originally reported.
"A large Islamist force disguised in Kurdish uniforms stormed Kobani on the Turkish border and regained parts of the town lost to the Kurds last October."
Gratuitous slaughter and massacre evidently the goal, a primary consideration if not the exclusive consideration.
TERROR FOR THE SAKE OF TERROR!
1. "Islamic State kills at least 145 civilians in Syria's Kobani"
"Islamic State fighters [ISIL] killed at least 145 civilians in an attack on the Syrian town of Kobani and a nearby village, in what a monitoring group described on Friday as one of the worst massacres carried out by the hardline group in Syria."
AND as noted by the English pundit Patrick Cockburn:
2. "Isis in Kobani: Why we ignore the worst of the massacres"
"World View: The Syrian Kurdish town witnessed the deaths of 164 civilians this week"
"The purpose of terror is to terrorize!" - - V. I. Lenin.