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Le sort des terroristes communistes du PKK-YPG n'est pas un souci majeur pour les Etats-Unis

U.S. officials: ISIS will capture Kobani, but it's not a big concern to us
From Elise Labott and Holly Yan, CNN
October 8, 2014 -- Updated 0653 GMT (1453 HKT)

Washington (CNN) -- The key Syrian border city of Kobani will soon fall to ISIS, but that's not a major U.S. concern, several senior U.S. administration officials said.

If Kobani falls, ISIS would control a complete swath of land between its self-declared capital of Raqqa, Syria, and Turkey -- a stretch of more than 100 kilometers (62 miles).

The U.S. officials said the primary goals are not to save Syrian cities and towns, but to go after ISIS' senior leadership, oil refineries and other infrastructure that would curb the terror group's ability to operate -- particularly in Iraq.

Saving Iraq is a more strategic goal for several reasons, the officials said. First, the United States has a relationship with the Iraqi government. By contrast, the Obama administration wants Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down.

Another reason: The United States has partners on the ground in Iraq, including Iraqi forces and Kurdish fighters known as Peshmerga.

But on Tuesday, a top U.N. official implored world leaders to take action as Syrian Kurdish fighters defending Kobani are dangerously outmatched.

"They have been defending themselves with great courage. But they are now very close to not being able to do so," said Staffan de Mistura, the U.N. special envoy for Syria.

"They are fighting with normal weapons, whereas the ISIS has got tanks and mortars."

"The international community needs to defend them," de Mistura added. "The international community cannot sustain another city falling under ISIS."

The U.S. plan on ISIS

The goal is to beat back ISIS in Iraq first and then eliminate some of its leadership and resources in Syria, the U.S. administration officials said. If all goes as planned, by the time they are ready to turn their attention to Syria, some of the Syrian opposition will be trained enough to tackle ISIS in earnest.

The United States also wants Turkey to do more, the officials said. The administration is urging Turkey to at least fire artillery at ISIS targets across the border.

But the Turkish reluctance, the officials say, is wrapped up in the complex relationship with their own Kurds and the idea that they don't want to help any of the Kurds in any way.

Violent protests in Turkey

Destroying ISIS will require ground operations, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, according to the semi-official Anadolu news agency.

Speaking to Syrian refugees, he said there has been "no achievement yet," despite months of efforts against ISIS.

Erdogan called for a no-fly zone, and for the arming of opposition groups in Iraq and Syria.

People upset over what they consider Turkey's failure to respond adequately to the ISIS threat launched protests in Turkey, some of which turned violent.

Three people were killed and at least 36 injured in demonstrations throughout Turkey, police said, according to Anadolu.
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