Syria Kurdish Official Appeals for Arms for Kobani

October 16, 2014 3:19 PM

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A Syrian Kurdish official called on the international community on Thursday to allow weapons into the border town of Kobani, saying the town was still in danger from Islamic State militants, despite small advances by Kurdish fighters.

Idriss Nassan, deputy head of Kobani's foreign relations committee said airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition were "effective" but not enough to defeat the jihadis. The Islamic State group fighters can bring in reinforcements and weapons from a matrix of other villages and towns in the area that they...

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