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Syria Rights Group: Kurds Claim Gains in Kobani

Syrian Kurdish fighters in Kobani told a monitoring group they have made further gains against Islamic State militants and now control 80 percent of the city. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said among areas retaken by Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, is Kobani's security and government district. YPG forces said they killed 14 Islamic State fighters in heavy fighting Sunday, adding most of them were non-Syrians. The claims could not be...

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