The first Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters bound for the battleground Syrian town of Kobane arrived in neighbouring Turkey early Wednesday, a Turkish official told AFP.
After flying in from Iraq, on their way to tackle Islamic State fighters around Kobane, an unknown number of the peshmerga combatants headed immediately for the Turkey-Syria border by bus, a journey of some 50 kilometres (30 miles).
They were escorted by four Turkish armoured cars and a police vehicle.
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