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DAMASCUS, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- At least 50 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed over the weekend during the strikes by the U.S.-led anti-terror coalition and clashes with Kurdish militants near the border with Turkey, a monitoring group reported Sunday.
The 50 fighters were killed during clashes on Saturday in the predominantly Kurdish city of Ayn al-Arab, also known as Kobane, in northern Syria on the borders with Turkey, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding that the death toll includes five IS fighters who blew themselves up.
The IS has captured hundreds of small villages around the city and managed to storm parts of it, after forcing over 160,000 people to flee toward neighboring Turkey.
According to reports...
Their numbers may have been taken for granted…
How is it possible for armed thugs to roll into a village full of civilians and start butchering anybody who resists?
I know you've been paying attention to this conflict to a certain degree, so why do you think that the US or anybody else had "total air superiority" over the Kobane region over two months ago when ISIS were attacking the outlying villages surrounding the town??
Answer me this: What proof do I have that the Syrian Army isn't the target all along? Kobani is a moon scape. Because of some state of Islam fighters holed up somewhere?
Are you now contending that what we have been seeing happening, not only around the outlying region of Kobane, but also inside the town itself, has all been a big deception?