Clashes near border as Turkey denies use of bases to battle IS

Smoke rises after an air strike on the Syrian town of Kobane, as seen from the Turkish border village of Mursitpinar, on October 12, 2014Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) – Kurdish fighters engaged in fierce clashes with jihadists on the Turkish border near Kobane on Monday, as Ankara denied allowing Washington to use its bases against the Islamic State group.

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