|Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
ANTAKYA, Turkey — Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists.
Islamic State fighters pounded the city of Kobani with mortars and artillery shells, advancing within three miles of the Kurdish frontier city, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Nawaf Khalil, a Kurdish official.
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