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Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle Islamic State

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MURSITPINAR Turkey - Syrian Kurds battled to defend a key border town from an Islamic State advance on Monday as Kurdish youths from neighboring Turkey rushed to their aid, heightening the pressure on Ankara to act against the Islamist insurgents. | Video

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Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle Islamic State 22 Sep 2014

MURSITPINAR Turkey - Syrian Kurds battled to defend a key border town from an Islamic State advance on Monday as Kurdish youths from neighbouring Turkey rushed to their aid, heightening the pressure on Ankara to act against the Islamist insurgents. | Video

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Kurds say they have halted Islamic State advance on Syrian town 22 Sep 2014

BEIRUT - Syrian Kurdish fighters have halted an advance by Islamic State fighters to the east of a predominantly Kurdish town near the border with Turkey, a spokesman for the main armed Kurdish group said. | Video

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Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle Islamic State 22 Sep 2014

MURSITPINAR Turkey - Syrian Kurds battled to defend a key border town from an Islamic State advance on Monday as Kurdish youths from neighboring Turkey rushed to their aid, heightening the pressure on Ankara to act against the Islamist insurgents. | Video

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Kurds say they have halted Islamic State advance on Syrian town 22 Sep 2014

BEIRUT - Syrian Kurdish fighters have halted an advance by Islamic State fighters to the east of a predominantly Kurdish town near the border with Turkey, a spokesman for the main armed Kurdish group said. | Video

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Islamic State closes in on Syrian town, refugees flood into Turkey 21 Sep 2014

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT - Islamic State militants tightened their noose on a northern Syrian border town on Sunday as the United Nations said the number of Syrian Kurds fleeing into neighbouring Turkey may have topped 100,000 and was likely to go much higher. | Video

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Turkey says no ransom paid for release of hostages held by Islamic State 21 Sep 2014

ISTANBUL - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday no ransom had been paid for the release of Turkish hostages held by Islamic State but he declined to be drawn on whether their release freed Turkey's hand to take a more active stance against the insurgents.

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Islamic State closes in on Syrian town, refugees flood into Turkey 21 Sep 2014

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT - Islamic State militants tightened their noose on a northern Syrian border town on Sunday as the United Nations said the number of Syrian Kurds fleeing into neighbouring Turkey may have topped 100,000 and was likely to go much higher. | Video

Islamic State closes in on Syrian town, refugees flood into Turkey 21 Sep 2014

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT - Islamic State militants tightened their noose on a northern Syrian border town on Sunday as the United Nations said the number of Syrian Kurds fleeing into neighbouring Turkey may have topped 100,000 and was likely to go much higher.

Syrian refugee flight to Turkey one of the worst since war began - UN 21 Sep 2014

ANKARA - Turkey is facing one of the biggest influxes of refugees from neighbouring Syria since the war there began more than three years ago, the United Nations' refugee agency said on Sunday, as civilians continued to flee clashes between Islamic State (IS) militants and Kurdish forces.

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U.S., backed by Arabs, launches first strikes on fighters in Syria

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - The United States launched air and missile strikes with Arab allies in Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing dozens of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, and widening its new war in the Middle East. | Video