Kurds repel jihadist attack on Syrian town

Kurdish forces defending a Syrian town near the Turkish border clashed with the Islamic State group on Monday after repelling a wide-ranging militant assault the day before in battles that left dozens dead on both sides.

While the Kurds remain in control of the town of Kobani, an Associated Press journalist on the Turkish side of the border saw two black banners with Arabic writing — one raised over a building and another from a nearby hill — at the eastern entrance on Monday, suggesting that Islamic State fighters may have regrouped and broken through the Kurdish perimeter.

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