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By Humeyra Pamuk SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State positions around the Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pave the way for heavily-armed Kurdish peshmerga forces to enter from neighboring Turkey. The predominantly Kurdish town, besieged for more than 40 days, has become the focus of a global war against the Sunni Muslim insurgents, who have captured expanses of Iraq and Syria and declared an Islamic "caliphate" straddling the two. ...
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And my heart springs up anew, Bright and confident and true, And the old loves comes to meet me in the dawning and the dew.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895) Scottish Essayist, Poet, and Novelist