[Content Note: War; violence; death; displacement; terrorism.]

In the past few days, ISIS has captured around 60 villages in Syria. On Friday alone, they captured 39 villages, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

As they make their way through Syria, residents of the captured villages are fleeing to avoid being killed, and more than 130,000 Syrian Kurdish refugees have poured into Turkey seeking refuge, overwhelming Turkey and putting pressure on the government to join the fight against ISIS.

Meanwhile, ISIS leadership is also urging its members "to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries which have joined a coalition to destroy the ultra-radical group."
The United States is building an international coalition to combat the extremist Sunni Muslim force, which has seized large expanses of territory in Iraq and Syria and proclaimed a caliphate erasing borders in the heart of the Middle East.

[Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani] said the intervention by the U.S.-led coalition would be the "final campaign of the crusaders", according to SITE's English-language transcript of an audio recording in Arabic.

"It will be broken and defeated, just as all your previous campaigns were broken and defeated," Adnani said, according to the recording, which urged followers to attack U.S., French, Canadian, Australian and other nationals.
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