Turkey says Syrian town about to fall as Islamic State moves in




 
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October 7th, 2014  
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Topic: Turkey says Syrian town about to fall as Islamic State moves in


By Daren Butler and Oliver Holmes MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey's president said Kobani was "about to fall" after Islamic State fighters advanced into the south west of the Syrian Kurdish town, pressing home a three-week assault has cost a reported 400 lives. The prospect that the town on the Turkish border could be captured by the militants has increased pressure on Turkey, with the strongest army in the region, to join an international coalition to fight against Islamic State. ...




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