1. Syria rebels join Kurds in Kobane

  • As many as 150 Syrian rebels, also referred to as the Free Syrian Army, have crossed the Turkish border to join Kurdish fighters battling ISIS in Kobane.
  • FSA fighters joining Kurdish defence group, the YPG, to help defend northern border of the town (BBC).
  • Kurdish official tells Rudaw news outlet that Peshmerga forces from Iraq are 'kilometres away' from entering Kobane.
  • Arrival of Iraqi Peshmerga forces in Kobane would follow Turkish government's decision to allow them to cross the border into Syria; something Turkey originally opposed.