|Syrian opposition chief urges airstrikes in Syria|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
UNITED NATIONS — The head of Syria’s main Western-backed opposition group called for immediate U.S. airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Syria, saying urgent action was required “to avert catastrophe.”
Hadi Bahra spoke at a press conference at the United Nations as intense fighting continued between the extremist group and Kurdish forces near the Syrian frontier with Turkey, triggering a massive surge of refugees fleeing across the border. The Islamic State group offensive in the area has already sent 130,000 refugees to seek safety in Turkey in the last few days.
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