Islamic State Seizes Half of Kobani in New Push, Group Says

October 10, 2014 3:34 PM

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Islamic State militants pushed deeper into the Syrian town of Kobani today, seizing strategic buildings from their Kurdish defenders, according to a human rights group documenting the conflict.

The insurgents now control almost half of the town on the frontier with NATO-member Turkey, including an area housing administrative and security buildings, the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a statement, citing a witness. Militants are advancing along Street 48, which divide...

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