Latest News Wires Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey as Islamic State advances

Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds crossed into Turkey Friday, fearing an imminent attack on the town of Ayn al-Arab. The border town is considered necessary for the militants to consolidate their gains across northern Syria. 

By , Reuters

Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours, fleeing an advance by Islamic State fighters who have seized dozens of villages close to the border and are advancing on a Syrian town.