After months of fighting for control of the Syrian border town, the Islamic State has withdrawn from Kobane in the face of advances by Kurdish forces and Syrian rebels.
In a new video released by the Islamic State titled “The Resolve of the Defiant,” the group attempts to justify the battle for Kobane.
The Islamic State has released a propaganda video featuring John Cantlie, a British photojournalist who is being held hostage by the group. Cantlie is made to rebut Western claims about the efficacy of airstrikes in Kobane, a town that sits on the border of Syria and Turkey.
At least one of the 27 dropped US supply bundles has been captured by the Islamic State.