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In Syria, Kobani Overshadows Larger Battles

MIN READOct 7, 2014 | 12:48 GMT

Alleged Islamic State militants stand next to an Islamic State flag atop a hill in the Syrian town of Kobani, as seen from the Turkish-Syrian border Oct. 6.

(ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

While media coverage focuses on the battle for Kobani, more important fighting is taking place elsewhere in the country....

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