DAWN2DUSK: ‘ Anti-Coalition Bomb ISIS in Syria and Iraq ‘

#AceNewsServices – October 07 – The US-led coalition is conducting airstrike assault on positions of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) organization in Syria and Iraq.

The strikes involve a mix of fighter, bomber and tomahawk land-attack missiles.

Tuesday, October 7

23:38 GMT:

US-led airstrikes against Islamic State will not destroy the extremists, Pentagon spokeswoman Cmdr. Elissa Smith told RIA Novosti.

“This isn’t going to be solved through airstrikes or military power alone. There has to be more to this than just airstrikes. It doesn’t mean that the airstrikes aren’t important, that they won’t continue or that they aren’t being effective. What it does mean is that airstrikes are just one piece of a much larger strategy that’s going to take some time,” Cmdr. Smith said in a statement.

23:34 GMT:

22:31 GMT:

At least 9 people have reportedly been killed and scores others wounded as pro-Kurdish demonstrators clashed with police in eastern provinces as well as in Istanbul and Ankara, according to local media, as people demand action against the Islamic State.

Protesters clash with riot police in Istanbul, during a pro-Kurdish demonstration in solidarity with the people of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, October 7, 2014. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

Protesters clash with riot police in Istanbul, during a pro-Kurdish demonstration in solidarity with the people of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, October 7, 2014. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

17:48 GMT:

Turkey has asked the US to step up air strikes to keep Islamic State militants from seizing a key Syrian Kurdish border town, Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan said.

Our government and our related institutions have emphasized to US officials the necessity of immediately ramping up air bombardment in a more active and efficient way,” Akdogan said as quoted by TV channel AHaber. (Reuters)

15:48 GMT:

Dutch F-16 jets have undertaken their first strikes on ISIS in Iraq, according to the country’s Ministry of Defense. “Two Dutch F-16s this morning used weapons for the first time in Iraq against the ISIS terror group. They dropped three bombs on armed ISIS vehicles that were shooting at (Kurdish) Peshmerga fighters in the north of the country,” a statement from the department said, according to AFP. “Vehicles were destroyed in the attack and ISIS fighters possibly killed,” it added.

15:48 GMT:

Dutch F-16 jets have undertaken their first strikes on ISIS in Iraq, according to the country’s Ministry of Defense. “Two Dutch F-16s this morning used weapons for the first time in Iraq against the ISIS terror group. They dropped three bombs on armed ISIS vehicles that were shooting at (Kurdish) Peshmerga fighters in the north of the country,” a statement from the department said, according to AFP. “Vehicles were destroyed in the attack and ISIS fighters possibly killed,” it added.

13:19 GMT:

Clashes have erupted across Turkey as Kurdish protesters have taken to the streets against the Islamic State’s advances on the town of Kobani on the Turkish-Syrian border, and what they said was Ankara’s inadequate response to the threat.

12:49 GMT:

Pro-Kurdish demonstrations calling for support of the town of Kobani in Syria, which is besieged by Islamic State militants, swept through Europe.

In Belgium, some 50 activists made their way into the European Parliament building in Brussels.

In London, Kurd protesters occupied Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2.

Demonstrations also took place in Berlin and Rome.

11:30 GMT:

At least 412 people have been killed during three weeks of fighting between Islamic State and Kurdish fighters in and outside the Syrian border town of Kobani, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The estimate, coming from sources on the ground, includes fighters from both sides and civilians, but real figures may be bigger than that.

08:52 GMT:

Tokyo police are investigating reports that a Japanese student tried to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State militants, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told the media.

Local Asahi Shimbun daily reported that a 26-year-old man, a student at Hokkaido University, was questioned by police after taking a leave of absence. His passport was confiscated, the newspaper said.

02:52 GMT:

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged “all those with the means to do so” to protect the residents of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) in Syria amid the assault from the Islamic State.

“In light of the gross and extensive violations of human rights and international humanitarian law the terrorist group has committed in areas that have fallen under its control in Syria and Iraq during its barbarous campaign, he [Ban] urgently calls on all those with the means to do so to take immediate action to protect the beleaguered civilian population of Ayn al-Arab,” UN said in a press release.

Ban is “following with grave concern the ongoing offensive by ISIL [IS] on the northern Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab, which has already resulted in massive displacement of civilians, including into Turkey, and numerous death and injuries,” the statement continues.

01:38 GMT:

The US has been carrying out the majority of bombings against Islamic State positions in Syria and Iraq since the initial air campaign against the extremists began on August 8, US defense officials told AFP.

US war-planes have conducted 1,768 air-strikes, while Arab and other allied countries have launched 195 strikes against IS jihadists.

Sources: Reuters – RT – AFP – Twitter – Media  

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