Antique weapons combined with high-tech airpower pushed ISIS out of Kobane

January 28, 2015 9:42 PM

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ISIS has suffered a major battlefield defeat in Kobane, where Kurdish fighters and Western airpower finally pushed the Islamist militants out of the long-besieged Syrian border town.

"It is right on the border of Turkey," says Robin Wright, a journalist who's written about the battle for The New Yorker. "Turkey is an important Western and NATO ally, and that has brought ISIS right up to the borderline with the West. So it's more important symbolically than it is in terms of its ...

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