February 12, 2015 10:54 PM

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Ayn Al-Arab, or Kobani city, on the Syrian-Turkish borders, was liberated by Kurdish popular resistance forces in January. Terrorists of the Islamic State (IS), occupying the surrounding area, were defeated after almost four months of heavy fighting.

Undoubtedly, the aerial bombardment by coalition fighter planes played a great role in preventing the fall of the city to IS. The international coalition against IS scored a symbolic victory in a confrontation that will take, most probably, a long time to win.

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