IS fighters intensify attack on Syria border town

Kurdish protesters gather on a hill opposite the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, on the Turkish border with Syria near the city of Sanliurfa on October 4, 2014Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) – Smoke billowed over the key Syrian border town of Kobane on Sunday as Kurdish fighters supported by US-led air strikes battled to hold back intensified attacks by Islamic State jihadists.

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