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.
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 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 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.