Syrian border town still under siege by Islamic State despite allied air strikes

October 5, 2014 10:50 PM

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MURSITPINAR/BEIRUT: Islamic State forces shelled the Syrian border town of Kobani on Saturday and its Kurdish defenders said they were expecting a new assault to try to capture it.

US-led coalition warplanes had struck at Islamic State targets overnight to halt the insurgents' advance and Saturday's barrages were less intense than the previous day.

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