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Syria town about to fall as IS advances: Turkey

Turkey's president said on Tuesday the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was "about to fall" as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that has cost a reported 400 lives and forced thousands to flee their homes.

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Syria town under siege by IS; air strikes fail

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 overni

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Iraq militants take over strategic Syria-border post

Sunni fighters seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier, security sources said on Saturday, smashing a line drawn by colonial powers almost a century ago and potentially creating an Islamic Caliphate from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran.

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Jordan airforce destroy vehicles crossing from Syria

Jordanian warplanes hit and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, underlining Amman's concern about incursions from areas controlled by Syrian rebels. "

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BREAKING NEWS: Jordan destroys vehicles crossing border

Jordan's airforce hit and destroyed military vehicles trying to cross from Syria, Jordanian state television said on Wednesday. "The Royal Airforce destroyed a number of military vehicles which tried to cross the Jordania

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Iraq stations extra police on Syrian border

Iraq began stationing thousands of anti-militant police on the border with Syria this week in response to a spate of bombings blamed on militants Baghdad accuses Damascus of sheltering, an official said. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki

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