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  • US focused on Iraq, not Kobane battle

    The Islamic State's commitment to taking the northern Syrian town of Kobane has exposed the Sunni militant group to heavy casualties, but the battle is not the main focus of Operation 'Inherent Resolve', according to General Lloyd Austin, the commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM). Gen Austin

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