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Kurd Fighters Struggle to Defend IS-Besieged City

Kurdish fighters on Saturday continued waging a fierce effort to defend the Syrian-Kurdish city of Kobani near the Turkish border, which is in danger of falling to Islamic State (IS) militants, as U.S.-led coalition warplanes pounded targets in and near the enclave. A senior Kurdish official told the Associated Press the clashes have been mostly in the southern and eastern parts of the city. He said the situation is dire and appealed for help. The British-based Syrian Observatory for...

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