Kobane defenders hold out as Iraq Kurds vote on reinforcements
October 22, 2014  19:20
Kurdish fighters defending Syria's border town of Kobane held out against the Islamic State group today, anxious for relief as Iraq's Kurdish parliament was set to vote on sending reinforcements. 

Backed by air strikes from a US-led coalition, the Kurds have been defending the town on the Turkish border against a fierce IS offensive for more than a month.
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