The US-led military coalition intensified its air strikes on Islamic State positions in Kobane overnight, but locals fear it may be too late to save the besieged town.
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They come in waves, carrying huge canvas bags filled with blankets and clothes as the boom of another mortar strikes their town.
Kurdish politicians have ramped up campaigns to try and convince Turkey to provide support for the YPG militia fighting to defend Kobane.
Legislators backing the city’s pro-democracy movement hope to seize on promised talks with government officials to strengthen their hand.
Former army commander Prayuth Chan-ocha has refused to lift martial law across the country as King Bhumibol Adulyadej backs a new National Reform Council.
Kurdish fighters are desperately trying to fend off an onslaught on Kobane. If the Islamic State takes the besieged town, it will give it control of a large swath of land along the Turkish-Syrian border.
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