Renewed attack on Syrian-Kurdish town of Kobani, after US-led strikes pushed Islamic State back for short time; 21 dead in Turkey as Kurds rise.
ISTANBUL (AP) — As U.S. generals and Secretary of State John Kerry warn that a strategic Syrian border town could fall to Islamic State militants, the Turkish military has deployed its tanks on its side of the frontier but only watched the slaughter.
By Daren Butler and Jonny Hogg MURSITPINAR Turkey/ANKARA (Reuters) – Islamic State fighters launched a renewed assault on the Syrian city of Kobani on Wednesday night, and at least 21 people were killed in riots in neighboring Turkey where Kurds rose up against the government for doing nothing to protect their kin. Heavily outgunned defenders said Islamic State militants had pushed into two districts of the mainly Kurdish border city late on Wednesday, despite U.S.-led air strikes that the Pentagon acknowledged would probably not be enough to safeguard the town. …
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An American aid worker threatened with beheading in Syria had researched the region and knew the dangers, but he believed the good he could accomplish through his relief organization outweighed the risk, his friends said Wednesday.
Obama meets with top brass to assess US-led campaign against Islamic State group as coalition forces mull Syrian buffer zone
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