Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances




 
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October 8th, 2014  
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Topic: Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances


By Daren Butler and Oliver Holmes MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey's president said on Tuesday the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was "about to fall" as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that has cost a reported 400 lives and forced thousands to flee their homes. The prospect that the town could be captured by Islamic State, who are now within city limits, has increased pressure on Turkey to join an international coalition to fight against the jihadists. ...




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