ISIS launched a fierce new attack against Syrian Kurdish fighters in Kobani Friday, four months into a battle for the flashpoint town on Turkey’s border, an activist group said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadis tried to break through the lines of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in four different locations.

“This is the fiercest IS attack in about a month,” said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman, using an alternative name for ISIS. […]