Kurdish officials, Syrian activists: Islamic State group militants nearly pushed out of Kobani

January 26, 2015 11:00 AM

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Kurdish officials, Syrian activists: Islamic State group militants nearly pushed out of Kobani

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 file photo, smoke rises from the Syrian city of Kobani, following an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition, seen from a hilltop outside Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border. Syrian activists and Kurdish officials say the extremist Islamic State group has been nearly pushed out of the Syrian border town of Kobani. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) soldiers walk near the town entrance circle heading to their strongholds in Kobani, Syria. Syrian activists and Kurdish officials say the extremist Islamic State group has been nearly pushed out of the Syrian...

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