Heavy Fighting Reported Sunday in Kobani, Syria

October 13, 2014 12:54 AM

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Kurdish fighters are holding off the advance of Islamic State militants in Kobani, Syria, but heavy fighting is continuing for control of the city near the Turkey border.

The U.S. military command said its fighter jets, along with those from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, conducted four airstrikes Saturday and Sunday in Kobani, destroying one of the insurgents' fighting positions and a staging area.

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