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  • In this Nov. 19, 2014 photo, a Kurdish People's Protection Units fighter walks among the damage from a truck bomb in Kobani, Syria. Here, Kurdish fighters backed by small numbers of Iraqi peshmerga forces and Syrian rebels, are battling what they see as an existential battle against the militants who swept into their town in mid-September as part of a summer blitz that saw the group seize large chunks of territory in Syria and neighboring Iraq.
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  • Fighters from the Free Syrian Army and the Kurdish People's Protection Units join forces to fight Islamic State group militants in Kobani, Syria on Nov. 19, 2014.
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  • An abandoned motorcycle sits near shops destroyed by the fighting in Kobani, Syria on Nov. 19, 2014.
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  • Kurdish People's Protection Units soldiers walk near the town entrance circle heading to their strongholds in Kobani, Syria on Nov. 19, 2014.
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  • An unexploded mortar sits embedded in the street in Kobani, Syria on Nov. 19, 2014.
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  • A Kurdish People's Protection Units fighter stands in the rubble of Kobani, Syria on Nov. 19, 2014.
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  • In this Nov. 19, 2014 photo, a destroyed building remains at the site of a truck bomb that exploded at a Kurdish People's Protection Units stronghold.
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  • A Free Syrian Army fighter takes a break in Kobani, Syria on Nov. 19, 2014.
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  • Kurdish People's Protection Units fighters are seen in Kobani, Syria on Nov. 19, 2014.
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  • A Kurdish People's Protection Units fighter shows the extent of the damage from a truck bomb in Kobani, Syria on Nov. 19, 2014.
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  • Debris and broken glass remain in an abandoned mosque in Kobani, Syria on Nov. 19, 2014.
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  • Kurdish People's Protection Units fighters take position at a stronghold in Kobani, Syria on Nov. 19, 2014.
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