Fighters fire a machine gun mounted on a truck against ISIS positions during fighting from a location west of Kobani November 4, 2014. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)
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Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters who joined the battle for the Syrian border town of Kobani have been heavily shelling ISIS jihadists, a commander told AFP.Speaking to AFP by telephone from inside Kobani, the commander said the peshmerga were manning artillery in support of local Syrian Kurdish militia fighters, who have been battling the jihadists for nearly seven weeks. ISIS has seized control of large parts of Syria and Iraq and the Iraqi Kurds have been a key fighting force in preventing the group's further advance in Iraq.
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