Renewed assault on Kobani; 21 dead in Turkey as Kurds rise




 
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October 9th, 2014  
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Topic: Renewed assault on Kobani; 21 dead in Turkey as Kurds rise


By Daren Butler and Jonny Hogg MURSITPINAR Turkey/ANKARA (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters launched a renewed assault on the Syrian city of Kobani on Wednesday night, and at least 21 people were killed in riots in neighbouring Turkey where Kurds rose up against the government for doing nothing to protect their kin. Heavily outgunned defenders said Islamic State militants had pushed into two districts of the mainly Kurdish border city late on Wednesday, despite U.S.-led air strikes that the Pentagon acknowledged would probably not be enough to safeguard the town. ...




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