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October 19, 2014 11:41 am

Islamic State Attack on Kurds Intensifies in Embattled Syrian Border Town Kobani

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The Israel-Syria border's Quneitra crossing. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Globe and Mail – The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight when Islamic State fighters attacked Kurdish forces with mortars and car bombs, sources in the town and a monitoring group said on Sunday.

Islamic State, which controls much of Syria and Iraq, fired 44 mortars at Kurdish parts of the town on Saturday, some of which fell inside nearby Turkey, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. It said four more were fired on Sunday.

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