Female Kurdish Fighters Take Up Arms Against the Islamic State

The latest battle in the Islamic State's sweeping campaign of northern Syria and Iraq is over the key town of Kobane, where they have funneled around 9,000 extremist fighters armed with tanks and heavy weaponry. Standing in their way are about 2,000 Kurdish fighters, including an all-female brigade. » 10/13/14 12:30pm 10/13/14 12:30pm