Turkish Tanks Take Up Position On The Syrian Border

Turkish Tanks Take Up Position On The Syrian Border
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SANLIURFA, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 28: Turkish tanks are shown lined up in a closed area behind the border with Syria in Suruc September 28, 2014 south of Sanliurfa, Turkey. Islamic State (IS, also called ISIS and ISIL) fighters are reportedly advancing with heavy weaponry on the strategic Kurdish border town of Kobani (also called Ayn Al-Arab), which they have surrounded on three sides. Several hundred thousand refugees are reportedly in Kobani and aid agencies are bracing for a massive exodus into Turkey. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
SANLIURFA, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 28: Turkish tanks are shown lined up in a closed area behind the border with Syria in Suruc September 28, 2014 south of Sanliurfa, Turkey. Islamic State (IS, also called ISIS and ISIL) fighters are reportedly advancing with heavy weaponry on the strategic Kurdish border town of Kobani (also called Ayn Al-Arab), which they have surrounded on three sides. Several hundred thousand refugees are reportedly in Kobani and aid agencies are bracing for a massive exodus into Turkey. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

MURSITPINAR, Turkey, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Turkish tanks took up position on a hill overlooking the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday after several shells hit Turkish territory as Islamic State militants fired on the town, a Reuters correspondent said.

At least 15 tanks were positioned, some with their guns pointed towards Syrian territory, near a Turkish military base just northwest of Kobani. Plumes of smokes rose up as shells hit both the eastern and western sides of Kobani.

At least two shells also hit Turkish territory on Monday.

(Reporting by Jonny Hogg, Writing by Nick Tattersall, Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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