Car bomb explodes in Syria’s Kobani near border, some people killed

A car bomb exploded in the Syrian town of Kobani near the Turkish border gate on Thursday as Islamic State militants staged an attack from three sides of the town, a Kurdish YPG militia official told Reuters. The attack killed and wounded people in the town but the toll was not immediately clear, the official said. Kurdish forces, helped by U.S. and allied air support, retook control of Kobani at the end of January after a four-month siege by Islamic State fighters, who have seized large parts of Syria and Iraq. The YPG militia has since led an attack against Islamic State strongholds in Syria, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes



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