Activists: Kurds Halt Jihadi Advance in Syria Town

October 12, 2014 1:16 PM

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Activists: Kurds Halt Jihadi Advance in Syria Town

Kurdish fighters have been able to halt the advance of the Islamic State extremist group in the Syrian border town of Kobani, where the U.S.-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes for more than two weeks, activists said Sunday.

The coalition, which is targeting the militants in and around Kobani, conducted at least two airstrikes Sunday on the town, according to an Associated Press journalist and activists. The strikes, aimed at rolling back the militants' gains, appear to have done little to blunt their assault on Kobani ...

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