Exclusive to Haaretz Islamic State Closing in on Kurds in Syria

Kurdish enclave in northern Syria has fought off regime forces and jihadists for two years; but against well-armed Islamic State, Kurdish fighters face possibility of disastrous defeat.

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KOBANI, Syria - The Kurdish town of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab) in northern Syria has come under serious threat from the militants of Islamic State in the past few days. For over two years, the armed group called the...