Kurds warn of massacre by Islamic State, Turkey stops short of action




 
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October 3rd, 2014  
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Topic: Kurds warn of massacre by Islamic State, Turkey stops short of action


By Ayla Jean Yackley and Tom Perry SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kurdish fighters defending a Syrian border town warned on Friday of a likely massacre by Islamic State insurgents as the Islamists encircled the town with tanks and bombarded its outskirts with artillery fire. Turkey said it would do what it could to prevent Kobani, a predominantly Kurdish town just over its southern border, from falling into Islamic State hands but stopped short of committing to any direct military intervention. U.S. ...




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