Kurds try to advance on western outskirts of Kobane

October 16, 2014 12:24 PM

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Beirut, Oct 16 (IANS/EFE) Kurdish forces have launched an attack on the western outskirts of the Syrian town of Kobane bordering Turkey, in an attempt to gain ground against militants of the Islamic State (IS), the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported Thursday.

The NGO said preliminary reports indicated that the Kurdish People's Protection Units had advanced through the area, where Tuesday they recovered Tal Shair, 4.5 miles from Kobani.

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