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.
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.