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Can airstrikes alone stop an ISIS ‘massacre’ of Kurds in Kobani?

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There are multiple reports out this morning of coalition aircraft hitting ISIS targets in and around the Kurdish town of Kobani, located on the Syria-Turkey border:

U.S. military and partner nation forces have conducted 9 air strikes in #Iraq & #Syria thus far today, including 5 IVO of #Kobane, Syria.

— Brett McGurk (@brett_mcgurk) October 7, 2014

Coalition Warplanes Reportedly Strike ISIS in Support of Kurds http://t.co/OpTda0LedY

— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 7, 2014

And this news, if it pans out, is a potential gamechanger: Turkey’s President Erdogan has reportedly called for the use of ground troops to battle back ISIS:

#Turkey president Erdogan warns Kobane is about to fall & calls for ground operation to end IS "terror" http://t.co/hcJlbqyw6v

— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) October 7, 2014

Note: Twitchy reported last week that Turkey had pledged to defend Kobani, but their involvement didn’t stop ISIS from actually capturing parts of Kobani.

Keep in mind there are no reports of Turkey’s army entering the battle yet which leaves the question, is President Obama’s strategy of air strikes only enough to prevent a “massacre”?

Looks like Obama's generals were right: airstrikes alone can't stop ISIS http://t.co/y1neV3bxEG

— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) October 6, 2014

Where is Obama's coalition? This is embarrassing! >>>Isis flags raised in Kobani near Turkish-Syrian border http://t.co/6JhMtAnzBs

— Keith Rodebush (@calfcreek_2) October 7, 2014

On Tuesday #F24Debate : If #Kobani falls, whose job is it to flush #ISIS out of Syrian border town? pic.twitter.com/LMaFXkLs16

— FRANCE 24 Debate (@F24Debate) October 7, 2014

ISIS gains more territory in Iraq's Anbar region and could capture Syria's Kobani. Obama must explain what his bombing campaign is achieving

— Brahma Chellaney (@Chellaney) October 7, 2014

While Obama fundraises #isis #kobane RT @AmericanThinker: Black flags over Kobani http://t.co/md2HnQxNMv

— Beanfrompa (@BeanfromPa) October 7, 2014

Lt. Col. Peters on #ISIS siege of #Kobani: “There will be a massacre.” #KellyFile #Syria pic.twitter.com/nKmPUTchfv

— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 7, 2014

Everyone in #kobane is in danger. YPG says 1000s of civilian still inside. ISIS is in #kobane now. Fears that all will be killed. @akhbar

— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) October 6, 2014

Maybe President Obama should have listened to his generals after all.

And it’s not like President Obama wasn’t warned about this latest threat. Here are tweets from last week warning of just what’s happening now in Kobani:

The Obama administration needs to act quickly to prevent an #ISIS massacre in Kobane: http://t.co/B4sYMwzMS7

— Arthur Brooks (@arthurbrooks) October 1, 2014

'President Obama is missing the chance to cut #ISIS off at the knees by his obsession with consensus.' http://t.co/vRpu52BulH

— On Point – NPR (@OnPointRadio) October 2, 2014

Obama’s bombs are proving useless against ISIS thugs. They have tightened their grip on a Kurdish town of Kobani in Syria.

— Sentletse (@Sentletse) October 2, 2014

#Turkey in a bind over #ISIS/#IS#OBAMA TOO re #Kobane/#Kobani #Damascus might view as a "declaration of war" http://t.co/5SUEwMPWkg

— Michael 7546 (@mog7546) October 1, 2014

Although maybe there is some good news on the horizon:

U.S. Airstrikes Reportedly Drive ISIS From Eastern Kobani | http://t.co/x4zjz8ZAOj #Body

— Spasique (@Spasiques) October 7, 2014

#Turkey calculates that any fallout from battle for Kobane can be contained, but #IS advances pose growing threat http://t.co/VBpX13PARk

— The EIU (@TheEIU) October 7, 2014

We hope so.

Related:

Turkey joins the fight against ISIS to defend Kobani? [photos] 

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