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IS Makes Deadly Return to Kobane

Smoke arises over Kobane as a result of today's multiple front attack on the town.

Islamic State fighters have attacked the Syrian city of Kobane, months after being driven out in a symbolic battle that made international headlines. They detonated car bombs and launched an assault. Kurdish media say at least 50 civilians have been killed, including 20 in a nearby village. IS has recently …

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Kurdish Forces Advances in Kobane

The liberated town has been fully devasted over the last four months.

Kurdish fighters captured a vital area of Kobani on Monday, as the battle against Islamic State militants in Syria continues. Kobani official Idriss Nassan and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian Kurdish forces had captured the town’s “security quarter”, an area of Kobani which houses the police headquarters and other …

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President Barzani: ISIS Was Encouraged to Attack Kurdistan

President Barzani hailed the Peshmarga forces for defending their sisters and brothers in other parts of Kurdistan.

  President Barzani held a meeting today at his office in Salahadin where he welcomed the returning Peshmerga forces who had been stationed in Kobane, Syrian Kurdistan. According to a press release from the Kurdistan Region’s Presidency, the President told the Peshmarga forces they have recorded a history of pride …

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Peshmarga Joins Fight Against Islamic State in Kobani

Smoke and dust rise over town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on Oct. 22, 2014.

Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by U.S.-led air strikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the civil war, said heavy clashes erupted …

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