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IS Nearing Syrian Border Town, as Turks Consider Action

Islamic State militants are closing in on the Syrian town of Kobani, on the Turkish border - as Turkey's parliament prepares to vote on whether to authorize military action against the group. An organization monitoring the conflict, Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said Kurdish fighters were battling IS militants within hundreds of meters of the town, which is also known as Ayn al-Arab. Turkey's government has requested that lawmakers authorize the use of...

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