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October 9th, 2014
09:25 PM ET

Mother tweets plea to ISIS leader to release her son

There were 11 new U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq - six of those strikes near the besieged city of Kobani.
But still, ISIS now appears to be in control of a third of this key city near the Syria – Turkey border.

Airstrikes alone aren't turning the tide.

And Turkey, a key U.S. ally in this fight, says it's not realistic for the world to expect Turkey to fight the ground war alone.

But as the battle continues, it's now a race against time to rescue an American held by ISIS.

Kassig's mother plea to ISIS leader: 'I am an old woman, and (he) is my only child'

Abdul-Rahman Kassig, whose given name is Peter, was detained on October 1 while doing humanitarian work in eastern Syria.

Now, his mother making a desperate plea to the terror group's leader, begging for her son's release.

Arwa Damon has the story.


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