INSIDE KOBANI: Kurdish fighters battling IS group driven by revolutionary fervor, conviction

December 4, 2014 9:45 AM

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INSIDE KOBANI: Kurdish fighters battling IS group driven by revolutionary fervor, conviction

In this Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2014 photo, a Kurdish fighter fires on an Islamic State group position in Kobani, Syria. Backed by small numbers of Iraqi peshmerga forces and Free Syrian Army rebels, the Kurdish fighters, whose political founders espouse a firm left-wing ideology, are locked in fierce battles to push back militants of the Islamic State group, which swept into the town in mid-September. (AP Photo/Jake Simkin) (The Associated Press)

In this Nov. 1, 2014 photo, Kurdish fighters take up different positions to lure Islamic State fighters to give their location in Kobani, Syria. In a surprising display of resilience, the Kurdish fighters have held out against the more experienced jihadists more than two months into the Islamic Stat...

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