Mideast Islamic State Kobani

Mideast Islamic State Kobani

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 file photo, thick smoke and flames from an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition rise in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border. For a force that has built its reputation on projecting an aura of momentum and invincibility, the prolonged stalemate in Kobani is a setback for Islamic State militants with potential implications in terms of recruitment and support. Nearly two months after it launched its lightning assault on the small Kurdish town, the group is bogged down with an increasingly entrenched and costly battle in which hundreds of its fighters have been killed and a good deal of its military apparatus destroyed. (AP Photo, Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

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November 06, 2014 09:36:58 AM
November 06, 2014 03:42:36 PM
Lefteris Pitarakis
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
A MONDAY, OCT. 20, 2014 FILE PHOTO
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