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Kurdish people hold a banner reading “Kobane resists against Islamic State, help resistance” and flags of jailed Turkish Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan on October 4, 2014 in Paris during a protest against the threat of a “Syrian Kurdish population’s genocide” by Islamic State (IS) militants and to support the population of the Syrian Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, which lies just across the Turkish border and is surrounded by the jihadists the Islamist State Group. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE