Kobani's fall would be symbolic setback for Obama Syria strategy

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By Phil Stewart and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It's not a particularly strategic location, the United States and its allies never pledged to defend it, and few people outside the region had even heard of it before this month. *** But the symbolism of U.S.-led airstrikes failing to stop Islamic State militants from overrunning the Syrian city of Kobani could provide an early setback to U.S. President Barack Obama's three-week old Syria air campaign - far beyond its battlefield importance. *** If Islamic State seizes full control of the city - which U.S. ...