A Turkish soldier stands guard as several hundred Syrian refugees wait, at the border in Suruc, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
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ISIS militants tightened their noose on a northern Syrian border town Sunday as the United Nations said the number of Syrian Kurds fleeing into neighboring Turkey may have topped 100,000 and was likely to go much higher.Kurdish politicians in Turkey renewed their appeal to young people in the country's mainly Kurdish southeast to head to the battle to help their ethnic kin push back the militants from the Al-Qaeda splinter group.Some Syrian Kurds compared their plight to the Yazidi minority in Iraq, which came under attack from ISIS earlier this year.Turkey has said an estimated 70,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed the border since Friday, but the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said that figure may be too conservative.The group tried to take the town in July but was repulsed by local forces backed by Kurdish fighters from Turkey.It also said that clashes overnight had killed 10 insurgents, bringing the number of ISIS fighters killed to at least 39 .The group has seized at least 64 villages around Kobani since Tuesday, using heavy arms and thousands of fighters.
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