By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security
The Islamic State has held territory along the shared Syria-Turkey border for some time, but since the Kurdish breakout from Ayn al Arab (Kobani) the situation has shifted.
Just a few months ago, ISIS had laid siege to the border city of Kobanionly to have the coalition airpower and Kurdish forces eject Islamic state fighters from the area.
By John Ubaldi
Contributor, In Homeland Security
Last month, President Obama sent Congress his request for authorization to use force against ISIS. On Wednesday, the administration sent its top foreign and defense officials to Capitol Hill to sell the president’s military authorization to a skeptical Congress.
Director Marc Forster (who’s just been tagged to do the newest James Bond feature) has announced plans to direct a new movie inspired by the real-life experience of Kurdish immigrant Ibrahim Parlak.
In 2004, Parklak was taken into custody by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on July 29, 2004, based on his alleged past ties to the PKK, a rebel group that sought to win independence for Northern Kurdistan from Turkish rule.