Syrian Kurds force ‘IS’ militants out of Kobani: monitor

Kurdish fighters have taken back complete control of the Syrian border town of Kobani from jihadist “Islamic State” militants, a monitoring group says. But many people have died in fighting in and around the town.

“The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) took back control of IS positions in Kobani,” the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.

IS militants had taken several neighborhoods in the strategically important town after launching a raid on Thursday, with at least 174 civilians being either executed or killed in gunfire or rocket fire, according to the Observatory.
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