Jihadists take heavy losses in battle for Syria's Kobane

Smoke rises from an explosion in the Syrian town of Kobane as seen from the Turkish border village of Mursitpinar on October 18, 2014Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) – The Islamic State group was taking heavy losses in the Syrian battleground of Kobane Sunday as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by US backing for top government security appointments.

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