Report: A third of Kobani captured by Islamic State

October 9, 2014 2:50 PM

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Jihadists make 'slow advances' overnight, monitoring group says; U.S. asserts Kurds continue to hold out against IS following air strikes.

Islamic State fighters have gained control of more than a third of the Kurdish town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey, a monitoring group said Thursday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the jihadists made "slow advances" overnight in fierce clashes with the Kurdish People's Pr...

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