Islamic State extends grip on Kobane amid further US airstrikes

October 9, 2014 12:54 PM

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Islamic State extends grip on Kobane amid further US airstrikes

Turkey says it's unrealistic for it to launch unilateral ground attacks against IS. The US, which is leading an air campaign in Syria, is trying to check the advance of militants against Kurdish forces. 

US-led warplanes have carried out further airstrikes in Kobane, the Syrian Kurdish town on Turkey's border. Yet Islamic State appears to have expanded its grip on the town, highlighting its resilience and the limitations of airstrikes against IS.

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