Islamic State jihadists in Syria have advanced on towns and villages close to the Turkish border, laying siege to one of the last supply routes into the city of Aleppo.
In a lightening strike the jihadists have captured up to 25 villages in Aleppo province and closed in on the border town of Azaz, one of the last hubs for aid agencies providing help to tens of thousands of civilians trapped in war-riven Aleppo.
“It’s a horror of death and bombing,” said one aid worker in the area, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of attacks from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).
“Today Azaz is being shelled. Humanitarian agencies were providing food and hygiene kits to people in Aleppo. But two nights ago, when the campaign began, they had to take what they could from the warehouses and escape”…