YPG Attacking ISIS Militants in Kobani

Kurdish fighters backed by small numbers of Iraqi peshmerga forces and Syrian rebels are locked in what they see as an existential battle against the Islamic State, which swept into their town in mid-September. The advance was part of a summer blitz after the Islamic State overran large parts of Syria and neighboring Iraq. The YPG, an armed secular faction, is at the forefront of the struggle to save Kobani. Helped by more than 270 airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition and an American airdrop of weapons, the Kurds have succeeded in halting the militants’ advance and believe that a corner has been turned. Source: http://www.concordmonitor.com/news/nation/world/14623494-95/inside-kobani-kurdish-civilians-endure-islamic-state-fight