Islamic State fighters kill 40 Kurdish militia in past five days

By REUTERS
September 27, 2014 20:53

 
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AMMAN - Islamic State fighters have killed 40 Kurdish militia in the past five days of heavy fighting for the strategic Syrian town of Kobani, near the border with Turkey, a monitoring group said on Saturday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said some of the Kurdish casualties were caused by a suicide bomber who drove into the western outskirts of the town in a vehicle disguised to look as though it was carrying humanitarian aid. It did not say when the incident took place.

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