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Battles Continue Outside Syria's Kobani After Kurds Claim Victory

Kurdish forces battled Islamic State fighters outside Kobani on Tuesday, a monitoring group said, a day after Kurds said they had taken full control of the northern Syrian town following a four-month battle. Known as Ayn al-Arab in Arabic, the mainly Kurdish town close to the Turkish border has become a focal point in the international fight against Islamic State, an al-Qaida offshoot that has spread across Syria and Iraq. There were clashes to the southeast and southwest of Kobani,...

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