After Kobani victory over Islamic State group, Syrian Kurds seek alliance with moderate rebels

February 11, 2015 6:15 AM

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After Kobani victory over Islamic State group, Syrian Kurds seek alliance with moderate rebels

FILE - In this November 4, 2014, file photo, Fighters shoot a machine gun toward the position of the Islamic State group on the outskirts of Kobani, seen from the Kara Ali village on the Turkey-Syria border. Kurdish fighters in Syria have ambitions to become the chief force fighting Islamic State group extremists in the country - building on their victory in Kobani to ally with moderate rebels and push the jihadis ever further. They tout the alliance as a gamechanger in the Syria war as well: the emergence of the effective moderate rebel force that the West has been looking to ally with all along.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014, file photo, Kurdish female fighters move to another secured point in the contested zone of Kobani, Syria. Kurdish fighters in Syria have ambitions to become the chief force fighting Islamic State group extremists in the country - building on their victory in Kobani to a...

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