Middle East
  • Smoke rises above buildings after Islamic State militants hit Syrian town of Kobani with a mortar fire on October 19, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey.

    The U.S. military said it had air-dropped arms to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants near Kobani in what appeared to be the Pentagon's first public acknowledgment it has provided lethal aid to the rebels.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 20, 2014, 1:11 AM EDT
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