War reporters lament news 'black holes' in IS-held zones

Turkish soldiers on a tank and Kurdish people look at the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, from a hill at the Turkish-Syrian border on October 11, 2014Bayeux (France) (AFP) – Kidnappings, beheadings, a hatred of journalists: the areas controlled by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have become “black holes” of news where even war-hardened reporters dare not venture.

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