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Kurds say U.S.-led airstrikes halting Islamic State advance on Kobani
Kurds say U.S.-led airstrikes halting Islamic State advance on Kobani

Each day, Mohammed Jemmo ventures to a barren, wind-swept hilltop overlooking his embattled hometown, where two of his sons and a daughter are fighting with the Kurdish militia resisting an offensive by Islamist extremists. "I thought that if they must be martyred, then that would be God's will," Jemmo said as he peered southward from Turkish territory toward the Syrian city of Kobani, plumes of smoke rising skyward and the rumble of an unseen fighter jet cutting through the thick overcast. "But now I'm more confident that they will survive. It seems this may be nearing an end." Less than two weeks ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that...

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