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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.
Coalition warplanes struck at targets in Deir Izzour, where the Islamic State is reportedly paying children to publicize the group; in Aleppo; in Hama near Morek, where regime forces are fighting the Islamic Front; in Hasakah, where 30 non-Syrian IS fighters were killed; in Idlib, reattacking Salma; in Latakia; and in Reef Dimashq. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front, joined by the Ansar al Din Front and rebels, clashed with regime forces in Aleppo; Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Deraa; and the Islamic Front fought regime forces in Quneitra. Yesterday regime forces clashed with the Islamic State in Deir Izzour city, and as the number of IS shells falling on Kobane rose past 80 in one day, Turkish border guards reportedly prevented some 3,000 displaced Kurdish civilians from fleeing into Turkey.