Kurdish forces kill 16 jihadists in Syria

A Kurdish peshmerga fighter talks on the phone during fighting against Islamic State group on November 8, 2014 in the Syrian besieged border town of KobaneKurdish forces killed at least 16 Islamic State group fighters in an attack on Saturday in northeast Syria near the border with Turkey, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The assault targeted IS positions south of the town of Ras al-Ain in Hasakeh province, the Britain-based monitoring group added. Ras al-Ain was the scene of fierce fighting last year before Kurdish forces ousted the jihadists from the border town. The Observatory, which relies on activists and medics on the ground for its information, also reported clashes at the jihadist-besieged border town of Kobane, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) away.

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