The Islamic State's relentless caliphate expansion has not been able to gain ground in Kobani, as Kurdish fighters backed by US-led airstrikes have left the terror group floundering in their two-month struggle to take control of the Syrian town.
The desperation of the jihadist group's failure to make any strong inroads in the Turkish border town was evident through the social media messages posted by a Chechen militant fighting for the ISIS in Syria, who has made a plea for support to the group.
According to Radio Free Europe, the ISIS militant, Adam al-Almani, posted a message on social media in what seems like a far cry from the earlier up-beat messages by the militants about their adventurism in Kobani.
Brothers and sisters, I will try to be brief, for you this will be just a text, but for us they are fully experienced feelings, you read this on the screen, and we are going through this in real life, you get tired after 10 minutes of praying...but we do not rest, you're all comfortable in a soft bed, and we are anxious under a rain of missiles.
"You will not understand the feeling when the sky is torn up from drones, and the earth is bursting from what is falling on it.
"You do not understand the feeling when you lie, hoping to sleep an hour before your next turn guarding the front, and there are bombs falling and fragments of the ceiling drop on you, when you do not know which of the walls will fall on you in the next few minutes, or even worse, the roof.
"When brothers are killed in front of you, yes, yes, we have seen all that in the movies, but few have experienced it, when you know there is no turning back, that hell is behind you and ahead of you are trials."
The message comes at a time when the ISIS casualties are mounting in Kobani, as 18 militants were reportedly killed in the last few days.
Kurdish fighters had also managed to recapture several buildings and a large cache of weapons from the Islamic State last week.
Kurdish officials have claimed that the ISIS is now left with only 20% control of Kobani.
In fact, the resistance to the powerful Islamic State by the Kurdish and more than 270 airstrikes by the Western coalition has become symbolic of their fight against the jihadist group, which has declared a caliphate in controlled areas in Iraq and Syria.