A convoy of peshmerga vehicles is welcomed by Turkish Kurds after crossing into Turkey
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Islamic State crisis: Syria rebel forces boost Kobane defence

A group of Syrian Arab rebels has arrived in Kobane to help defend the northern border town against Islamic State (IS) militants, sources inside the town have told the BBC.

Between 50 and 200 Free Syrian Army rebels entered the town overnight.

The news came as about 150 Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters arrived in Turkey on their way to the town.

Syrian Kurds have been under siege in Kobane for six weeks, aided by US-led coalition air strikes.

Paul Adams reports.

  • 29 Oct 2014
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