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Baki's friend, one of the Kurdish forces' many female soldiers, disappeared as she fought to try and stop the Islamist militants' push on Ain al-Arab, a predominantly Kurdish settlement in northern Syria close to the Turkish border.More than 180,000 people have fled ahead of the advance by ISIS alarmed by accounts of the jihadists' ruthless tactics – reports that have been fueled by taunting phone messages from the militants themselves describing gruesome deaths meted out to Kurdish comrades and loved ones.Kurdish fighters warned Friday they now faced a massacre as the insurgents encircled Ain al-Arab, known as Kobani in Turkish, with tanks and bombarded its outskirts with artillery fire.Other Kurdish fighters have had calls from ISIS fighters vowing to take the town within days, using the mobile connections as a kind of psychological warfare. Syrian-Kurds who fled into Turkey say ISIS fighters have advanced through largely deserted villages.Kurdish leaders have made repeated appeals for Turkey to help.
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