Photo Gallery: Escaping from the Islamic State 09/29/2014
 With the Islamic State making advances in northern Syria, thousands of people...
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With the Islamic State making advances in northern Syria, thousands of people have sought to flee. Many of them in recent days have come from the Kurdish town of Kobani, known as Ain al-Arab in Arabic. Islamic State fighters have zeroed in on the town.