A destroyed pickup truck said to have been used by the Islamic State sits burned at the entrance to the town of Gwir as fires continue to burn inside the city. Peshmerga fighters now control the Kurdish town of Gwer after a week of heavy fighting that saw the town change hands several times before US airstrikes drove Islamic State militants to the other side of the nearby river./ (Mitchell Prothero/McClatchy)
A destroyed pickup truck said to have been used by the Islamic State sits burned at the entrance to the town of Gwir as fires continue to burn inside the city. Peshmerga fighters now control the Kurdish town of Gwer after a week of heavy fighting that saw the town change hands several times before US airstrikes drove Islamic State militants to the other side of the nearby river./ (Mitchell Prothero/McClatchy) McClatchy
A destroyed pickup truck said to have been used by the Islamic State sits burned at the entrance to the town of Gwir as fires continue to burn inside the city. Peshmerga fighters now control the Kurdish town of Gwer after a week of heavy fighting that saw the town change hands several times before US airstrikes drove Islamic State militants to the other side of the nearby river./ (Mitchell Prothero/McClatchy) McClatchy

U.S. airstrikes helped, but Kurds from Syria turned tide against Islamic State

August 11, 2014 06:17 PM

UPDATED August 11, 2014 06:24 PM

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