Kobani Kurds in appeal for weapons

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Published: Thursday 16th October 2014 by The News Editor

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A Syrian Kurdish official is calling on the international community to allow weapons into the border town of Kobani for the fight against Islamic State (IS) militants.

Idriss Nassan, the deputy head of Kobani’s foreign relations committee, said IS can bring in reinforcements and weapons at any time and endanger the town, situated on the border near Turkey.

He said air strikes by the US-led coalition are not enough.

Mr Nassan’s comments came a day after a Pentagon spokesman said Kobani remains in danger of falling to IS fighters.

He said two weeks of air strikes have killed hundreds of Islamic State fighters, and have bolstered Kobani’s defenders.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll since the Islamic State offensive began in mid-September has reached more than 660.

Published: Thursday 16th October 2014 by The News Editor

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