epa04435389 A picture taken from Turkey shows smoke rises after an apparent airstrike by allied forces against Islamic State targets in the west of Kobani where Kurdish fighters try to defend the town, near Suruc district, Sanliurfa, Turkey, 07 October 2014. Islamic State militants captured part of a strategic hill overlooking the southern entrance to the besieged Kurdish town of Kobane on Syria’s border with Turkey, a monitoring group said. The Islamic State’s reported advance came despite what appeared to be the most intense airstrikes yet on jihadist forces around the town by a US-led coalition that formed to fight the militants. EPA/SEDAT SUNA