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Tension Mounts Along Turkey-Syria Border

The Syrian town of Kobani has been under assault by ISIS since mid-Sept. and is being defended by Kurdish fighters.

Kurdish people observe smoke rising from the Syrian town of Kobani following an explosion, as seen from the southeastern Turkish village of Mursitpinar in the Sanliurfa province on Oct. 20, 2014.

Bulent Kilic / AFP

Kurdish people mourn a funeral for three fighters who died in clashes with ISIS at a cemetery in Suruc on Oct. 21.

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People mourn during the funeral for three Kurdish fighters: Xahim Daban, Idris Ahmet and Mehmet Mustafa who died in clashes with ISIS, at a cemetery in Suruc, Turkey, on Oct. 20.

Bulent Kilic / AFP

An explosion rocks the Syrian city of Kobani, as seen from the outskirts of Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, on Oct. 20.

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A Kurdish refugee mother and son from the Syrian town of Kobani walk beside their tent in a camp in the southeastern town of Suruc on Oct. 19.

Gokhan Sahin / Getty Images Europe

Syrian Kurdish children gather around a fire early in the morning at a refugee camp in Suruc, on Oct. 21.

Bulent Kilic / AFP

Kurdish people watch jet-fighters fly over the Syrian town of Kobani from the Turkish border in Mursitpinar on Oct. 19.

Bulent Kilic / AFP

Kurdish fighters walk to their positions in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop in Mursitpinar on the outskirts of Suruc at the Turkey-Syria border, on Oct. 19.

Levend Ali / AP

Local residents sit around an open fire on a hill on Turkish territory near the Suruc district city of Sanliurfa, overlooking the border with Syria on Oct. 21.

Sedat Suna / EPA

Members of the Syrian Kurdish Altay family try to spot a relative fighting ISIS in Kobani, as they stand along the Turkish-Syrian border on Oct. 20.

Bulent Kilic / AFP

A view of Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and ISIS militants, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc on Oct. 20.

Lefteris Pitarakis / AP