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Monitor: Kurds Nearly Retake Kobani

Kurdish fighters said they are close to regaining complete control of the long-besieged town of Kobani after months of fighting Islamic State militants, a Britain-based monitoring group said Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and senior Kurdish official Idriss Nassan said Syrian Kurdish YPG forces and Iraqi Kurdish forces known as peshmerga have forced Islamic State militants to the eastern outskirts of the town, also known as Ayn al-Arab. Kobani, on the Syrian-Turkish...

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