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Un dirigeant de l'EI probablement mort

Abu Talha al-Ansari. Nevertheless Syria-Iraq-News asked the question: "US Airstrike or IS Truck Bomb?"Abbas Muhammad @ Oct 8: "so all those pictures of airstrike is actually the Truck Bomb by #IslamicState in Central #Kobani #Kobane"Jenan Moussa: "This is allegedly a video that shows one of ISIS car bombs in security zone of #Kobane today. Huge explosion." فيديو ÙÙعمÙية اÙإستشهادية اÙيوم باÙمربع اÙأمÙي بعي٠اÙعرب كوباÙي by alfateh alfateh on 18th October 2014Kobane: US and UK warn of air strike limitations Paul Adams on the Turkey-Syria border: "This was a day of colossal explosions"The US and UK have warned that air strikes alone will not prevent Islamic State (IS) fighters from seizing the strategic Syrian town of Kobane.Kobane: IS and Syria Kurds in ferocious gun battles 8 October 2014 Last updated at 16:56 GMT by BBCKurdish fighters are engaged in fierce gun battles with Islamic State (IS) in the Syrian border town of Kobane, as US-led coalition air strikes continue.In its latest report, the US Central Command said six air strikes had destroyed IS weaponry around Kobane.An official inside Kobane said the Kurdish forces were now pushing back the Islamic State fighters.Seizing Kobane would give the IS jihadists full control of a long stretch of the Syrian-Turkish border.This has been a primary route for foreign fighters getting into Syria, as well as allowing IS to traffic oil it has captured.Three weeks of fighting over Kobane has cost the lives of 400 people, and forced more than 160,000 Syrians to flee across the border to Turkey.The images are powerful enough, but the sound is sometimes overwhelming. At times today, it seemed the entire eastern side of Kobane was one vast street battle. It was relentless. Thick clouds of smoke drifted across the town as grenades exploded.And all day, another series of massive air strikes; each towering black cloud greeted with delighted cheering by Turkish Kurds who have come to watch, with mounting dread, the assault on their Syrian cousins across the fence. In groups large and small, they gather as close to the fence as they can get, shouting chants of defiance and solidarity. They are furious with Turkey for what they believe is Ankara's complicity in the rise of Islamic State.'Retreat' A senior official in Kobane, Idriss Nassan, told news agencies the IS militants had suffered "their biggest retreat since their entry into the city" and that many had been killed."They are now outside the entrances of the city of Kobane. The shelling and bombardment was very effective and as a result of it, IS has been pushed from many positions."But he added: "Kobane is still in danger and the air strikes should intensify in order to remove the danger."The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group also said that IS fighters had withdrawn from several areas they had earlier controlled.The BBC's Paul Adams, close to the border, says that at one point a suicide truck bomb driven by a lone jihadi detonated in flames - the Kurds said they managed to blow it up before it reached its target.'More savvy' US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday the US was "deeply concerned about the people of Kobane".But he said: "Horrific as it is to watch the violence, it is important to keep in mind the US strategic objective" - which, he added, was to deprive IS of command-and-control centres and the infrastructure to carry out attacks.The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Martin Dempsey, told ABC News that IS was becoming "more savvy"."We have been striking when we can... They don't fly flags and move around in large convoys the way they did. They don't establish headquarters that are visible or identifiable."Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm John Kirby said the battle against IS was "going to be a long, difficult struggle not solved by military power alone" and that it was a reality that "other towns and villages - and perhaps Kobane - will be taken by IS".US Airstrike or IS Truck Bomb? (After regrouping islamic state make renewed assault on kobane, penetrating 2 residential areas: timeline – 9th october 2014 – updated 08.46 gmt).----------------------------------9th October: 214 views10th October: 314 11th October: 50419th October: 126220th October: 138423rd October: 1662" data-caption="IS-Members claim this twin-explosion on 8th October in southeastern Kobane was not caused by airstrikes but was executed by the suicide bomber Abu Talha al-Ansari. Nevertheless Syria-Iraq-News asked the question: "US Airstrike or IS Truck Bomb?"Abbas Muhammad @ Oct 8: "so all those pictures of airstrike is actually the Truck Bomb by #IslamicState in Central #Kobani #Kobane"Jenan Moussa: "This is allegedly a video that shows one of ISIS car bombs in security zone of #Kobane today. Huge explosion." فيديو ÙÙعمÙية اÙإستشهادية اÙيوم باÙمربع اÙأمÙي بعي٠اÙعرب كوباÙي by alfateh alfateh on 18th October 2014Kobane: US and UK warn of air strike limitations Paul Adams on the Turkey-Syria border: "This was a day of colossal explosions"The US and UK have warned that air strikes alone will not prevent Islamic State (IS) fighters from seizing the strategic Syrian town of Kobane.Kobane: IS and Syria Kurds in ferocious gun battles 8 October 2014 Last updated at 16:56 GMT by BBCKurdish fighters are engaged in fierce gun battles with Islamic State (IS) in the Syrian border town of Kobane, as US-led coalition air strikes continue.In its latest report, the US Central Command said six air strikes had destroyed IS weaponry around Kobane.An official inside Kobane said the Kurdish forces were now pushing back the Islamic State fighters.Seizing Kobane would give the IS jihadists full control of a long stretch of the Syrian-Turkish border.This has been a primary route for foreign fighters getting into Syria, as well as allowing IS to traffic oil it has captured.Three weeks of fighting over Kobane has cost the lives of 400 people, and forced more than 160,000 Syrians to flee across the border to Turkey.The images are powerful enough, but the sound is sometimes overwhelming. At times today, it seemed the entire eastern side of Kobane was one vast street battle. It was relentless. Thick clouds of smoke drifted across the town as grenades exploded.And all day, another series of massive air strikes; each towering black cloud greeted with delighted cheering by Turkish Kurds who have come to watch, with mounting dread, the assault on their Syrian cousins across the fence. In groups large and small, they gather as close to the fence as they can get, shouting chants of defiance and solidarity. They are furious with Turkey for what they believe is Ankara's complicity in the rise of Islamic State.'Retreat' A senior official in Kobane, Idriss Nassan, told news agencies the IS militants had suffered "their biggest retreat since their entry into the city" and that many had been killed."They are now outside the entrances of the city of Kobane. The shelling and bombardment was very effective and as a result of it, IS has been pushed from many positions."But he added: "Kobane is still in danger and the air strikes should intensify in order to remove the danger."The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group also said that IS fighters had withdrawn from several areas they had earlier controlled.The BBC's Paul Adams, close to the border, says that at one point a suicide truck bomb driven by a lone jihadi detonated in flames - the Kurds said they managed to blow it up before it reached its target.'More savvy' US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday the US was "deeply concerned about the people of Kobane".But he said: "Horrific as it is to watch the violence, it is important to keep in mind the US strategic objective" - which, he added, was to deprive IS of command-and-control centres and the infrastructure to carry out attacks.The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Martin Dempsey, told ABC News that IS was becoming "more savvy"."We have been striking when we can... They don't fly flags and move around in large convoys the way they did. They don't establish headquarters that are visible or identifiable."Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm John Kirby said the battle against IS was "going to be a long, difficult struggle not solved by military power alone" and that it was a reality that "other towns and villages - and perhaps Kobane - will be taken by IS".US Airstrike or IS Truck Bomb? (After regrouping islamic state make renewed assault on kobane, penetrating 2 residential areas: timeline – 9th october 2014 – updated 08.46 gmt).----------------------------------9th October: 214 views10th October: 314 11th October: 50419th October: 126220th October: 138423rd October: 1662" data-credit="quapan/Flickr">

Le dirigeant du groupe Etat islamique Omar al-Shishani (Omar le Tchétchène) a été "probablement tué" dans un bombardement aérien mené par les Etats-Unis la semaine dernière en Syrie, a indiqué un responsable américain.

"Les premières évaluations indiquent qu'il a été probablement tué avec 12 autres combattants" du groupe jihadiste, selon ce responsable. "Omar le Tchétchène", de son vrai nom Tarkhan Tayumurazovich Batirashvili, était de nationalité géorgienne, selon le Pentagone.