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Pentagon: Hundreds of Islamic State Militants Killed in Fight for Kobani

The U.S. Defense Department said several hundred Islamic State fighters have been killed in the battle for the northern Syrian town of Kobani, as the tempo of U.S.-led airstrikes quickens. The Pentagon said that while the air attacks, an operation now dubbed "Inherent Resolve," have helped the Kurdish militia defenders maintain their tenuous hold, the town could still fall to IS fighters. The Pentagon said a total of 39 airstrikes were conducted Tuesday and Wednesday in and...

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