Syria

At Least 400 Dead in Weeks of Battle Between ISIS and Kurdish Fighters Over Kobane, ISIS Advancing

A Syrian border town near Turkey

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Over 400 people, including fighters, have been killed in weeks-long clashes between the Islamic State (IS) terror group and Kurdish militants at the predominantly Kurdish city of Kobane on the Syrian-Turkish borders, the oppositional Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Tuesday.

The Observatory said it was able to document the death of 412 people, including combatants, over the past 20 days of intense battles between the IS and the Kurdish militants of the People's Protection Unites, or YPG.

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