Kurds gain ground but not control in struggle for Syrian border town




 
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November 11th, 2014  
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Topic: Kurds gain ground but not control in struggle for Syrian border town


By Rasha Elass and Hamdi Istanbullu BEIRUT/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Syrian Kurds backed by fighters from northern Iraq have gained ground towards breaking the siege of the Syrian border town of Kobani but are drawing heavy fire from Islamic State insurgents and have yet to win back control. Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga, or "those who face death", arrived with armoured vehicles and artillery more than a week ago to try to repulse a more than month-old siege that has tested a U.S.-led coalition's ability to halt the Islamist insurgents. ...




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