Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) said if the town of Kobani, Syria, falls to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, "there's going to be a mass slaughter," spotlighting one of the most critical battles in the fight against ISIL on the Syrian-Turkish border.
"There will be no better indication of the ineffectiveness and fecklessness of this air campaign we're now seeing," McCain said.
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As ISIL troops close in on Kobani, a key area on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey, politicians and fighters on the ground alike have been calling coalition airstrikes "ineffective" in weakening the terrorist army.
McCain said the Obama administration's current approach to combating ISIL is "immoral."
"I am very, very disillusioned, particularly when we're going to train 5,000 young Syrians, send them back in to be bombed by Bashar Assad," McCain said. "That's immoral to do that, and you have to give them a no-fly zone in which to operate."