IS militants nearly pushed out of Kobane, Syria by Kurds and US-led airstrikes

January 26, 2015 3:09 PM

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Last September, Islamic State fighters began capturing some 300 Kurdish villages near Kobane and thrust into the town itself, occupying nearly half of it.

Beirut — Kurdish fighters backed by intense US-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of the Syrian town of Kobane on Monday, marking a major loss for extremists whose hopes for easy victory dissolved into a bloody, costly siege that seems close to ending in defeat.

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