As terrorists fought deeper into the besieged Syrian Kurdish town in full view of Turkish tanks that have done nothing to intervene, a UN envoy said thousands of people most likely will be massacred if Kobani falls to Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists.
According to IRIB, UN Envoy Staffan de Mistura said Kobani could suffer the same fate as the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, where 8,000 Muslims were murdered by Serbs in 1995, while UN peacekeepers failed to protect them.
De Mistura said “If this falls, the 700, plus perhaps the 12,000 people, apart from the fighters, will be most likely massacred.”
The United Nations believes 700 mainly elderly civilians are trapped in the town itself and 12,000 have left the center but not made it across the border into Turkey.
The plight of mainly Kurdish Kobani has unleashed the worst street violence in years in Turkey, which has 15 million Kurds of its own. Turkish Kurds have risen up since Tuesday against President Tayyip Erdogan’s government, which they accuse of allowing their kin to be slaughtered.