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Islamic State Launches Major Offensive in Kobani

The Islamic State group launched an offensive on the Kurdish-held Syrian border city of Kobani, one of three major rebel assaults reported across the country Thursday. After recent losses to Kurdish forces, which are supported by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, the Islamic State group sought to retake the inititative with attacks on the Kurdish-held town of Kobani and government-held areas of Hasaka city in the northeast. The attack began with a suicide bombing early Thursday near...

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