two smoke plumes rise above Kobane, Syria
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Kobane: IS and Syria Kurds in ferocious gun battles

Kurdish fighters are engaged in fierce gun battles with Islamic State (IS) militants in the Syrian border town of Kobane.

Reporting from the Turkish side of the border, BBC correspondent Paul Adams said the huge explosions and gunfire were "just terrifying".

He also described what appeared to be a US-led coalition air strike which received cheers from Turkish Kurds.

  • 08 Oct 2014
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