Syria's Kurds celebrate after winning Kobani, but self-rule far off

February 6, 2015 8:37 AM

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Syria's Kurds celebrate after winning Kobani, but self-rule far off

KOBANI, Syria (Reuters) - Kurds are celebrating after flushing Islamic State militants out of the town of Kobani, but victory is not yet certain in their campaign to cement hard-won autonomy in northern Syria.

Hundreds of U.S.-led coalition air strikes have devastated the town, which is adrift in an Islamic State-controlled sea. Objections to autonomy from neighboring Turkey and the United States could also make it hard for them to sustain their gains.

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