Islamist fighters advance in Syria despite U.S. strikes

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By Kinda Makieh and Jonny Hogg DAMASCUS/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - U.S. and coalition planes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria again on Wednesday, but the strikes did not halt the fighters' advance in a Kurdish area where fleeing refugees told of villages burnt and captives beheaded. U.S. President Barack Obama, speaking at the United Nations, asked the world to join together to fight the militants and vowed to keep up military pressure against them. ...