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In Major Assault, IS Fighters Seize Kurdish Villages in Syria

Islamic State fighters backed by tanks have captured during the past 24 hours,  16 Kurdish villages in Northern Iraq near the Turkish border. According to British-based Syria Observatory for Human Rights, the militant extremists have made territorial gains in Syria's northern Kurdish region of Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab.  “This is a very important advance for them,” Rami Abdulrahman, the Observatory's founder, told Reuters. The aid organization said Kurdish...

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