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ISIS/Islamic State Kobane Area Forces Collapse And Begin Full Retreat
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Kurdish militia backed by U.S.-led air strikes are making rapid advances against Islamic State forces in rural areas around Kobane after driving the group from the Syrian border town last week, the Kurdish militia and a monitoring group said on Monday.

A spokesman for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said Islamic State forces were collapsing around Kobane. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the monitoring organization, said Islamic State fighters were putting up little resistance in the face of the Kurdish advance and may be pushed back even further. Hundreds have been killed attempting to flee the advancing forces.

"The fighting organization of Daesh ... is in a state of complete collapse at present and cannot hold ground," Redur Xelil, spokesman for the YPG, said by telephone, using a pejorative Arabic acronym for Islamic State.

The battle for Kobane, a predominantly Kurdi

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Added: Feb-2-2015 
By: drynwhyl
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Tags: syria, syrian, civil, war, kobane, kobani, syria, kurds, kurdistan, ypg, isis, islamic, state, isil, daesh, us, united, states, ayn, al-arab
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