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News and updates about Kobane

Bombings on Both Sides of Turkish-Syrian Border

ISIS suspected in blast in Turkish town across from Kobane killing 28; under 2 hours later bomb hits Kobane.

Bombings Target Kurds Both Sides of Turkish-Syrian Border

Kurds End ISIS Murder Spree in Kobane

After ISIS massacres over 200 civilians Kurdish forces drive them out of key border town, with final showdown in boys' high school.

Kurds End ISIS Murder Spree in Kobane

ISIS Massacres 120 Civilians in Kobane in a Day

In 'revenge' on Kurds who took back border town, ISIS commits one of its 'worst massacres' in Syria targeting civilians.

ISIS Massacres 120 Civilians in Kobane in a Day

Erdogan: No One Can Link Turkey to Terror

Turkish President dismisses as "propaganda" accusations that ISIS fighters had been allowed to cross from Turkey into Syria.

Erdogan: No One Can Link Turkey to Terror Organizations

Turkey Denies ISIS Raided Kobane from its Soil

Turkey rejects as "black propaganda" claims that ISIS jihadists crossed from Turkey to carry out bombings on the Syrian town of Kobane.

Turkey Rejects Allegations that ISIS Raided Kobane from its Soil

Islamic State Making Gains Across Syria

ISIS terrorists have re-entered battleground town Kobane on Thursday and also overrun two southern districts in provincial capital Hasakeh.

Islamic State Making Gains Across Syria

Turkish Checkpoint Near Syria Bombed - by ISIS?

Explosion wounds 3 including policeman in Suruc, on other side of Syrian border from Kobane recently recaptured from ISIS.

Turkish Checkpoint Near Syria Bombed - by ISIS?

Kurds Set Sights on Taking Back Tal Abyad

Syrian Kurdish forces have set their sights on taking back key town Tal Abyad from ISIS.

After Kobane, Kurds Set Sights on Taking Back Tal Abyad

Syria: Kurds Seize Dozens of Villages from ISIS

Kurds continue to make progress against Islamic State after liberating Kobane last month; 101 villages recaptured so far.

Syria: Kurdish Fighters Seize Dozens of Villages from ISIS

ISIS Fighters: US Airstrikes Forced Us to Retreat

Jihadis attempt to brush off 'phased withdrawal' from Kobane as Kurdish forces expel them from the town, vow to return.

Watch - ISIS Fighters Admit: US Airstrikes Forced Us to Retreat

Kerry: Retaking Kobane a 'Big Deal'

More than 700 coalition airstrikes helped Kurdish fighters drive Islamist ISIS from Kobane.

Kerry: Retaking Kobane a 'Big Deal'

Kobane is Liberated - What About the Residents?

Kurds free strategic city from ISIS, but with most of it turned to rubble, survivors are trying to get by in a Turkish camp.

Kobane is Liberated - But What About the Residents?

Many Foreign Fighters Among ISIS Dead in Kobane

US says 'hugely significant' number of foreigners - including Canadians, Belgians and Australians - killed fighting Kurdish forces.

Scores of Foreign Fighters Among ISIS Dead in Kobane Defeat

Kurds 'Control 90% of Kobane', Says United States

United States Central Command confirms that Kurdish forces have pushed back ISIS and control 90 percent of the town of Kobane.

Kurds 'Control 90% of Kobane', Says United States

United States: Battle for Kobane Isn't Over

State Department says Kurds have made progress in Kobane but it "remains contested".

United States: Battle for Kobane Isn't Over

Senator McCain Urges Ground Forces to Combat ISIS

Heading a delegation of US senators to the Middle East, John McCain argues ground forces are needed to defeat ISIS for good.

US Senator John McCain Urges Ground Forces to Combat ISIS

Kobane: Kurds Battling ISIS Take Strategic Hilltop

Islamic State jihadists slowly being pushed from Kobane; Mishtenur hilltop gives Kurds line of fire over entire strategic town.

Kurds Battling ISIS Capture Strategic Hilltop in Kobane

Kobane Setback Puts Brakes on ISIS Syria Ambitions

Kurdish fighters and US-led airstrikes are turning the tide on Islamic State terrorists in the northern Syrian city of Kobane.

Kobane Setback Puts Brakes on ISIS Syria Ambitions

ISIS Terrorist from Child-Executor Video Killed

Abu Saad al-Daghestani dies shortly after filming shocking execution of 'Russian spies' by a young child; Gaza ISIS jihadi also killed.

ISIS Terrorist from Child-Executor Video Killed in Kobane

ISIS Continues to Lose Ground against Kurds

Kurdish fighters push eastward after liberating north, center and south of embattled city; jihadis resorting to tunnel warfare.

ISIS Continues to Lose Ground against Kurds in Kobane

Kurds Deny Gill Rosenberg was in Kobane

Islamist and Palestinian websites say Israeli-Canadian – the first to western woman to join Kurdish fighters – was captured by ISIS.

Kurds Deny Gill Rosenberg was in Kobane

100 ISIS Fighters Killed in Three Days

Kurdish forces continue to fend off jihadi advance, as US airstrikes continue despite fears they are aiding the regime.

100 ISIS Fighters Killed in Three Days as Kobane Battle Rages

Latest ISIS Video Purports to Show Kobane

In the latest video of kidnapped British journalist John Cantlie, he claims to be speaking from the besieged Syrian city of Kobane.

Latest ISIS Propaganda Video Purports to Show Kobane

Erdogan: US Was 'Wrong' to Give Kurds Weapons

US made a 'big mistake' when it gave arms to Kurdish soldiers trying to defend the border city of Kobane, says Turkish leader Erdogan.

Erdogan: US Was 'Wrong' to Give Kurds Weapons

Pentagon: Airstrikes Helped Keep ISIS Away

Pentagon spokesman warns that the town of Kobane could still fall into the hands of ISIS and that the situation is "tenuous".

Pentagon: Airstrikes Have Helped Keep ISIS Away from Kobane

Watch: US Weapons Airdrop Falls into ISIS Hands

American support for Kurdish fighters in embattled city of Kobane goes awry, as brutal jihadists sarcastically thank US for the ammo.

Watch: US Weapons Airdrop Falls into ISIS Handsplayer

Turkey to Allow Kurdish Fighters into Kobane

Ankara confirms reports it will allow Iraqi Peshmerga forces to cross into embattled Kobane; move likely the result of US pressure.

Turkey to Allow Kurdish Fighters into Syria to Battle ISIS

US Airdrops Weapons to Kurds Despite Turkey

After Erdogan calls Kurdish fighters 'terrorists' and opposes arming them, arms dropped in Kobane to aid fight against ISIS.

US Airdrops Weapons to Kurds Despite Turkish Opposition

Erdogan: No Help for Kurds Via Turkey

Forget arms transfers to Kurdish fighters trying to defend Kobane, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Erdogan: No Help for Kurds Via Turkey

German Biker Gang Joins Fight Against ISIS

Photos emerge on social media of members of the group bearing arms in besieged Syrian city; group claims to be on aid mission.

German Biker Gang Joins Fight Against ISIS in Kobane

US Talking Directly With Kurdish Fighters

Controversial cooperation with offshoot of blacklisted group sees unlikely link between Turks and Kurds; concern over Kobane escalates.

US Talking Directly With Kurdish Fighters

'Hundreds' of ISIS Terrorists Killed in US Strikes

Kurdish forces in Kobane say they have pushed Islamic State fighters out of most of the city, as US airstrikes intensify.

'Hundreds' of ISIS Terrorists Killed as Kurds Take Back Kobane

ISIS Loses Ground to Kurds, US Airstrikes

Islamic State pushed out of Kobane by Kurdish fighters as previously 'ineffective' US strikes finally hit the mark.

ISIS Loses Ground to Kurds as US Airstrikes Finally Effectiveplayer

Turkey Asks U.S. to Step Up Airstrikes

Turkey's Deputy PM says his country asked Washington to step up airstrikes in order to prevent ISIS from seizing town of Kobane.

Turkey Asks U.S. to Step Up Airstrikes Against ISIS

Watch: Turkish Police Fire Teargas at BBC Crew

TV crew sent scrambling for cover while filming clashes with Kurdish protesters - when police fired directly at their car.

Watch: Turkish Police Fire Teargas at BBC Crewplayer

Watch: Fierce Street-Battles Between ISIS, Kurds

Islamic State terrorists have broken through Kurdish defenses into Kobane - but footage shows they are facing fierce resistance.

Watch: Raw Footage of Fierce Street-Battles Between ISIS, Kurdsplayer

Kurdish Suicide Bomber Attacks ISIS in Syria

First attack of its kind sees Kurds use jihadis' own tactics against them in desperate attempt to save Kobane from Islamic State attack.

Female Kurdish Suicide Bomber Attacks ISIS in Syria

US Syria Airstrikes 'Ineffective' Against ISIS

Kurdish forces say US bombing 'empty buildings', failing to slow Islamic State advance on Kobane.

US Syria Airstrikes 'Ineffective' Against ISIS