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US-led Airstrikes Pummel IS Targets Near Kobani

Large plumes of smoke rose in the air in the border region around Kobani on Thursday as a U.S.-led coalition launched more airstrikes against Islamic State targets. Loud explosions were heard on the Turkish border with Syria as clouds of smoke filled the sky over the embattled town following a morning of relative calm. Also Thursday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the U.S.-led air war against Islamic State militants will intensify in the future as Iraqi ground forces improve and...

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