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Peshmerga depart from Turkey to besieged Kobani

A convoy of Kurdish Peshmerga troops departed from Turkey in a convoy overnight to help bolster Syrian Kurds holding out against self-styled Islamic State militants in the besieged town of Kobani.

Islamic State combatants have been trying to capture Kobani, known as Ayn al-Arab in Arabic, for over a month, pressing their assault despite U.S.-led air strikes on their positions and the deaths of hundreds of their fighters.

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US Navy videos show Tomahawk attacks on IS

The US Navy has released dramatic footage of strikes targeting IS in Syria.

The clips, filmed from guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke and USS Philippine Sea, show Tomahawk attacks launched on militants from the terror group.

The US said it had carried out over 100 air strikes overnight and killed "tens" of IS fighters.

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