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Kurdish fighters in Syria near victory in battle with Islamic State
Kurdish fighters in Syria near victory in battle with Islamic State

Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani appeared poised Monday to deal a decisive defeat to Islamic State militants after months of street clashes and U.S. aerial bombardment, signaling a major setback for the extremist group. The U.S. Central Command confirmed that anti-Islamic State forces now control about 90% of Kobani. Centcom congratulated the "courageous fighters" who confronted Islamic State forces in the town, which is on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey. "Anti-ISIL forces have fought aggressively with resilience and fortitude," Centcom said in a statement, using an acronym for Islamic State. "While the fight against ISIL is far...

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