Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. More than 200,000 people fleeing the Islamic State militants’ arrived in Turkey to find safety.
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Lead Image Caption: Turkish soldiers in position a few hundred meters from the border line as fighting intensified between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State around Kobani in Syria, near Suruc, Turkey, late Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Turkey’s parliament approved Thursday a motion that gives the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq and to allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
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