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The Pentagon said coalition airstrikes have pushed some Islamic State fighters out of Kobane, but that the city, and other towns, may still fall to the terrorist organization, as the US does not yet have a "willing, capable" partner on the ground in Syria. Coalition airstrikes targeted the IS with six airstrikes near Kobane, two strikes in Raqqah, and one strike in Deir Izzour. Warplanes also carried out strikes in the southern Aleppo countryside; in Idlib; and in Deraa, near Deraa city and also near al Harrah Hill, which is held by the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front.
Over 400 people are said to have died already in three weeks' fighting in Kobane. The Ahrar al Sham launched an offensive targeting the M'amel al-Defa defense labs. Al Nusrah, the Islamic Front, and rebels battled regime forces in Aleppo; in Damascus; and in Quneitra.
A female Kurdish YPG commander carried out a suicide bombing against an Islamic State position outside Kobane. Another female Kurdish fighter near Kobane killed herself with her last bullet to avoid being taken captive by the IS. Turkey has closed the border crossing at Kobane, while clashes continue and IS is using heavy weapons. Coalition airstrikes near an IS prison in Hasakah allowed as many as 16 inmates to escape. Coalition aircraft targeted the IS in Aleppo near Kobane; in Hama near Morek; in Idlib at Saraqeb and Khan Shekhon; and in Reef Dimashq in eastern Ghouta. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Aleppo; in Damascus; in Deraa; and in Quneitra. Rebels battled alongside Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front in at least three of those four provinces.