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Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters
Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters

Turkey’s government opened its border Friday to thousands of Syrian Kurds fearing a massacre at the hands of the Islamic State as a U.S.-backed opposition group called for airstrikes to halt the militants’ advance in northern Syria. In the latest twist on a complex battlefield, Syrian Arab rebels say they are sending forces to support Kurdish militiamen close to the border area in what appears to be a new alliance against the extremists. The Kurdish civilians are fleeing a major militant offensive in northern Syria aimed at expanding the Islamic State's strategic reach along the Turkish frontier. Fighters of the extremist faction, which President Obama vowed last...

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