Kurds urge more air strikes in Kobani; monitor warns of defeat




 
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October 12th, 2014  
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Topic: Kurds urge more air strikes in Kobani; monitor warns of defeat


By Ayla Jean Yackley and Tom Perry MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kurdish forces defending Kobani urged a U.S.-led coalition to escalate air strikes on Islamic State fighters who tightened their grip on the Syrian town at the border with Turkey on Saturday. A group that monitors the Syrian civil war said the Kurdish forces faced inevitable defeat in Kobani if Turkey did not open its border to let through arms, something Ankara has appeared reluctant to do. The U.S.-led coalition escalated air strikes on Islamic State in and around Kobani, also known as Ayn al-Arab, some four days ago. ...




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