IS setbacks in Syria and Iraq

A man holds a flags during a rally on January 27, 2015 in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, following news that Kurdish fighters drove the Islamic State group from the Syrian border town of KobaneThe jihadist Islamic State group has faced major setbacks in Syria and Iraq over the past 15 months. The latest was its loss on Thursday of its main supply route to Turkey. After a series of victories, IS suffers its first serious setback on January 26, 2015 in Kobane, a Syrian Kurdish town near the border with Turkey known in Arabic as Ain al-Arab.

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