Syrian border town still under siege by Islamic State despite allied air strikes




 
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October 4th, 2014  
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Topic: Syrian border town still under siege by Islamic State despite allied air strikes


By Ayla Jean Yackley and Sylvia Westall MURSITPINAR/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State forces shelled the Syrian border town of Kobani on Saturday and its Kurdish defenders said they were expecting a new assault to try to capture it. U.S.-led coalition warplanes had struck at Islamic State targets overnight to halt the insurgents' advance and Saturday's barrages were less intense than the previous day. "Clashes continue now, they are shelling on all three fronts. ...




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