KOBANI, Syria –- The black flag of Islamic State, or ISIS, is flying over the embattled Syrian town of Kobani.
Despite coalition air strikes, ISIS fighters breached the southern edge of Kobani and raised their flag over one building.
If the rest of Kobani falls, ISIS will control about a 60-mile stretch of northern Syria from Raqqa all the way to Turkey.
And it now looks like Uncle Sam has supplied a lot of the ammo for ISIS along with China, the former Soviet Union, and the current Russian Federation.
At least that’s the conclusion of the organization called Conflict Armament Research, or CAR, which has been gathering the ammo and weapons used by ISIS and left on the battlefield.
CAR says it looks like bullets supplied to the governments of Syria and Iraq to use in beating off rebels are now in the hands, and guns, of jihadist terror groups like ISIS.
Most of the recovered cartridges came from China during the last forty years, followed by the former Soviet Union and the United States.
CAR also found evidence of anti-tank missiles made in the former Yugoslavia back in the 1980s, and purchased by Saudi Arabia, which turned them over the Free Syrian Army two years ago.
The rockets then ended up with ISIS.
But a suburban Chicago man will not be hooking up with ISIS.
Federal agents busted 19-year-old Mohammed Khan at O’Hare International Airport on his way to Turkey.
They charged him with one count of attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization.
Agents searched his home and found documents supporting ISIS and jihadists, and a three-page goodbye letter to his parents.
If convicted, he’ll be saying goodbye for about 15 years.