Kobane: Air strikes 'stall IS advance' on Syrian border town
US-led forces have continued air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants near the besieged Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobane.
A senior local official said IS had been pushed back towards the edge of the town as a result of the strikes and advances by the town's defenders.
Earlier reports said the militants had controlled almost a third of Kobane, on the Turkish-Syrian border.
Turkey has ruled out a ground operation on its own against IS in Syria.
Quentin Sommerville reports from Turkey's border with Syria.
09 Oct 2014
- From the section Middle East