Syrian Kurdish fighters struggle to maintain Kobane

Syrian Kurdish fighters engaged in fierce fighting with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants on Saturday in an effort to maintain the Syrian border town of Kobane under their control, the Associated Press reported.

Despite airstrikes by U.S.-led coalition forces targeting ISIS fighters, Syrian Kurds continue to battle the militants in an effort to ward off an ISIS-advance further into the town.

Ismet Sheikh Hasan, a Kurdish official, said the clashes remained in the southern and eastern parts of the town, where he described the situation as dire.

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