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  • UNHCR says it is making contingency plans for all 400,000 inhabitants of Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani to flee in Turkey (Reuters)
  • Syria says it is ready to cooperate with any international effort to fight terrorism (statement via Reuters)
  • Syria says it will not stop fighting Islamic State in eastern Syria and other areas. (Reuters)
  • Palestinian delegation decides to proceed with Gaza ceasefire talks in Cairo despite Israel’s killing of two Hamas members – senior Hamas member quoted by Reuters
  • Syria was told “hours before” air strikes that the United States and some of its allies would target Islamic State (Reuters)
  • NATO says it was not involved in US-led strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria (Reuters)
  • Russian Foreign ministry, on US-led strikes on Syria, says attempts to carry out geopolitical tasks at expenses of others’ sovereignty “destabilises the situation” (RIA news agency via Reuters)

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