Peshmerga forces provide much-needed help to fight ISIS in Kobani

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ISTANBUL, Turkey — After days of anticipation, a convoy of reinforcements arrived this weekend in the Syrian town of Kobani (also known as Kobane), boosting morale among Kurdish forces there who have been fighting Islamic State militants for more than a month.

Peshmerga forces from neighboring Iraq entered the town late Friday night, bringing with them superior weapons Kobani officials say are needed to break a nearly 50-day siege. By Saturday night they had already gotten to work, targeting Islamic State, or ISIS, positions with rocket artillery, according to a statement from forces defending the town Read more…

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