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Turkey agrees to air base use for coalition fight against Islamic State

By Agencies in Mursitpinar, Turkey ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-10-14 08:06:52

Turkey agreed to let Washington use its air bases for the campaign against Islamic State jihadists as Kurdish fighters kept up their battle on Monday to defend the flashpoint city of Kobane.

Under a deal announced by US officials, Turkey will also host training for "moderate" Syrian rebels, in the hopes of finally creating a force capable of tackling the Islamic State group on the ground.

In Kobane, Kurdish militia launched a counteroffensive against Islamic State jihadists overnight but were battling to defend a key post on Turkey's border with Syria.

Turkey agrees to air base use for coalition fight against Islamic State

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