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The Syrian town of Kobani has been under attack by Islamic State militants since September. As the Kurdish fighters defend their city, displaced residents are forced to live in camps across the border into Turkey. -- By Leanne Burden Seidel

Jamila, center, sister of 19 year-old Syrian Kurdish fighter girl Perwin Mustafa Dihap who died after being wounded during fighting against the Islamic State forces in her home town of Kobani, cries holding her picture, during the funeral in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Nov. 7. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (Vadim Ghirda/Associated Press)