A drone flies above the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, during airstrikes as seen from the Turkish-Syrian border, in the southeastern village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province, on October 8, 2014. The Pentagon warned on October 8 that US air power on its own could not prevent Islamic State jihadists from capturing the Syrian border town of Ain al-Arab, even as US warplanes kept up bombing raids in the area. 
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