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The Islamic State battled regime forces in Deir Izzour; fought against the Islamic Front in Aleppo; and continued to try to advance against Kurdish YPG forces in the area around Kobane. The US-led air campaign carried out six airstrikes against the Islamic State near Kobane over the past two days. Over 550 people have been killed in Kobane since Sept. 16, including 227 Kurdish fighters. The Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and rebels clashed with regime forces in Aleppo, Damascus, Hama, and Idlib.
The Islamic State reportedly captured Kurdish headquarters in Kobane and took over at least 40 percent of the town. Coalition airstrikes targeted the Islamic State in Kobane; IS fighters are said to be raising Kurdish YPG flags to mislead the coalition, and to be wearing YPG uniforms to infiltrate Kurdish areas. The IS battled YPG and al Karama army forces in Hasakah. The Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and rebels clashed with regime forces in Aleppo; in Damascus; and in Hama.
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.