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Kurdish Fighters Hold Syrian Town With IS on Outskirts

Control of the border town Ras al Ayn has changed hands throughout Syria's civil war. Kurdish fighters are in control now and have been holding out against formidable odds as Islamic State fighters besiege the town from two sides. An IS stronghold lies just to the south. Kurdish brigades can train their heavy guns against this fixed target, but IS militants roam freely not far away. Even with the Islamic State on their doorstep, the Kurdish Protection Units in Ras al Ayn, known by...

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