Shells Land In Turkey As ISIS Advances On Syrian Border Town

September 26, 2014 12:32 PM

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KARACA, Turkey, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters edged towards a strategic town on northern Syria's border with Turkey on Friday, battling Kurdish forces and sending at least two shells into Turkish territory, witnesses said.

Islamic State launched an offensive to try to capture the border town of Kobani more than a week ago, besieging it from three sides. More than 140,000 Kurds have fled the town and surrounding villages since last Friday, crossing into Turkey.

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