Turkey backs action against IS, Australia joins Iraq air war

A Turkish soldier stands on a hill facing a position held by Islamic State (IS) fighters, 10km west of the Syrian city of Ain al-Arab (Kobane) near the Syrian borderMursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) – The Turkish government won parliamentary approval to deploy troops against the Islamic State group as Australia announced on Thursday that it was joining combat sorties against the jihadists in Iraq.

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