Syrian Kurds wait before crossing on September 20, 2014 the border from Syria into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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ISIS jihadists were closing in on Syria's third largest Kurdish town Sunday after their capture of surrounding villages sent tens of thousands of refugees streaming into Turkey, an activist group said.ISIS fighters were within just 10 kilometers of the strategic border town known as Ain al-Arab in Arabic and Kobane in Kurdish, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Kurdish militia who have been battling to defend the town have lost 27 fighters since the jihadists launched their offensive last Tuesday, the Observatory said.
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