A barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo

People inspect a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on al-Marjeh neighborhood of Aleppo

People inspect a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on al-Marjeh neighborhood of Aleppo.

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the funeral of Kurdish fighters killed during clashes against Islamic State in Syrian

Kurdish mourners shovel earth into a grave during the funeral of Kurdish fighters killed during clashes against Islamic State in the Syrian town of Kobani, at a cemetery in the southeastern town of Suruc

Kurdish mourners shovel earth into a grave during the funeral of Kurdish fighters killed during clashes against Islamic State in the Syrian town of Kobani, at a cemetery in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province.

Syrian Kurdish refugee, cries on a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc

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Syrian Kurdish refugee Mohammad Hassan, from Kobani, cries on a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, Turkey, near the Turkey-Syria border. Kobani and its surrounding areas have been under attack by the Islamic State group since mid-September.

A Lebanese member of the press helps a child flee fighting

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A Lebanese member of the press helps a child flee fighting as the Lebanese army clashes with militants in Tripoli, Lebanon. According to reports, one civilian died and 20 people were wounded, including eight soldiers, in clashes following an attack upon an army patrol. The attack was allegedly in response to the arrest of a commander affiliated with the Islamic State militant group.

Turkish army tanks take position on top of a hill near Mursitpinar border crossing

Turkish army tanks take position on top of a hill near Mursitpinar border crossing in the southeastern Turkish town of Suruc

Turkish army tanks take position on top of a hill near Mursitpinar border crossing in the southeastern Turkish town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province. A senior Kurdish militant has threatened Turkey with a new Kurdish revolt if it sticks with its current policy of non-intervention in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobani. Kurdish forces allied to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the People’s Defence Units (YPG), are fighting against Islamic State insurgents attacking Kobani close to the Turkish border. Turkey is reluctant to open its border to allow arms to reach the out-gunned Kurds.

A Kurdish boy waves to other side of the Turkish/Syrian border at Suruc

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A Kurdish boy waves to other side of the Turkish/Syrian border at Suruc where thousands of Syrians are fleeing to Turkey to escape the violence in their home country.

A Turkish soldier stands guard at the Syrian border near Suruc, Turkey

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A Turkish soldier stands guard at the Syrian border near Suruc, Turkey. Turkish Kurds who are arriving by the busload to join the battle against Islamic State militants are increasingly angry at a wary Turkish government trying to prevent them from crossing the border to defend Syrian Kurds from an onslaught that has left countless dead and about 150,000 fleeing into Turkey in recent days.