Backed by strikes, Kurds battle to defend key Syria town

Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 fighter jets prepare to land at the Akrotiri British airbase, near the Cypriot port city of Limassol, after returning from a mission over Iraq on September 27, 2014Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) – Kurdish fighters backed by US-led coalition air strikes were locked in a fierce battle Wednesday to prevent a key Syrian border town from falling into the hands of jihadists.

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