Islamic State: Kurds unite as Iraqi Peshmerga join battle in Kobane

October 31, 2014 8:22 AM

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Iraqi Peshmerga on their way to help fellow Kurds defend the Syrian town of Kobane have been cheered on by thousands of people lining the roads and cloaked in Kurdish flags.

The military convoy's destination was, until recently, an obscure Syrian border town, but is now the focus of a global war against the militants of Islamic State (IS).

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