Islamic State fighters battle Kurds in Syrian town

Islamic State fighters were battling Kurdish militia in the Syrian town of Kobani at the Turkish border on Thursday, a group monitoring the war reported.
The attack by Islamic State fighters on Kobani, also known as Ayn al-Arab, began overnight with a car bomb attack near the border crossing between the town and Turkey, the monitor said.
Dozens of people were killed or wounded in the bomb attack and fighting, it said.
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