As clashes with Islamist militants escalate in the eastern city, so do fears of a full-blown civil war.
The capture of Anbar would put the militant group just outside Baghdad, in an embarrassing setback for the U.S.-led air campaign targeting the jihadists.
The militants are trying to seize dams and are shutting off water to villages that don’t cooperate.
The Islamic State’s advance shows the limitations of airstrikes aimed at halting the militants’ offensives.
But the scope of the Turkish assistance to the Islamic State fight remains unclear.
Two showdowns suggest that the Islamic State is still powerful despite weeks of U.S.-led airstrikes.
The measure sent would allow soldiers to establish safe zones for those fleeing the Islamic State fight.
Kobane faces serious shortages of medicine, other goods as residents flee to the Turkish border.
Despite U.S. air strikes, jihadists continued Sunday to pound the Syrian city with artillery shells.
At least 10 are slain in 24 hours in the Libyan city. No group has asserted responsibility for the killings.