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Kurds Expand Offensive After Driving IS From Kobani

Kurdish fighters widened their offensive Tuesday against Islamic State strongholds near Kobani, a day after claiming recapture of the embattled town on the Syrian border with Turkey. The Kurds said they took control of the nearby village of Qarah Hlanj, a claim confirmed by the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.  Kurdish fighting with the jihadists intensified in another village, Shiran. U.S. officials tempered the Kurdish claim about Kobani, saying the Kurds...

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