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Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 20:41
Massacre feared after Islamic State militants seize Kurdish HQ in Kobane
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Islamic State militants have captured the headquarters of Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian border town of Kobane, with a UN envoy warning thousands would likely be massacred if it falls to them.

Outgunned Kurdish militia were struggling to prevent the militants closing off the last escape route for civilians still in the area, prompting an appeal for urgent military assistance.

US-led warplanes have intensified air strikes against IS, which has been attacking Kobane for three weeks, but the Pentagon has said that there are limits to what can be done without troops on the ground.
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