Where and How does ISIS Gets Its Bombs, An Eyewitness Speaks

Within sight of an unoccupied watchtower, and a couple of hundred meters from the border gate at Akcakale on the Syrian-Turkish border, two small girls are skipping on stacks of piping ready for shipment to the town of Tel Abyad, now controlled by the Islamic State, or ISIS, across what the Turks claim is a locked-down frontier.

It is the weekend and so in this slow-paced, dusty border town, decorated with multi-colored banners and pennants of Turkish political parties campaigning for next month’s parliamentary polls, no one is hurrying to transport the suspicious cargo. And so here the pipes, several meters long and three inches in diameter, remain.

  • Ho Hum

    The origins of ISIS. An interesting read!

    Newly declassified Pentagon documents reveal that in 2012 the U.S. supported the creation of a “Salafist Principality” (aka ISIS) in Syria to counter and eventually topple Assad.

  • simus1

    “American ally’ turkey is pakistan II.
    They intend to “take good care of” any Kurdish oilfields that need to be protected from harm.

  • Frau Katze

    Allies indeed. Erdogan & Co are Islamists.

    “They are very tough with the Kurds and the areas controlled by the Free Syrian Army, but with areas across from ISIS not so much,”