Newly arrived Syrian Kurdish refugees sit by a fence after crossing into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was making contingency plans for all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani to flee into Turkey to escape advancing ISIS militants.Some 138,000 Syrian Kurdish refugees have entered Turkey in an exodus that began last week, and two border crossing points remain open, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said. Syrian Kurds battled to defend a key border town from an ISIS advance on Monday as Kurdish youths from Turkey rushed to their aid.
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