US remains focused despite concerns about Kobane


The US is “deeply concerned” about the Islamic State siege of Kobane, but remains focused on the broader objective of striking the group’s ability to operate, Secretary of State John Kerry says.

wpid-US-SECRETARY-OF-STATE-JOHN-KERRY0.jpg“We’re deeply concerned about the people of Kobane, who are battling against ISIL terrorists,” Kerry says after holding talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in Washington.

However, the US is focused on hitting Islamic State’s command and control centres across Syria and Iraq, notes Kerry, who also points to the need for Turkey to take a more active role.

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