Kurds recapture third of villages around Kobane

A man walks down a street filled with abandoned vehicles and debris from damaged buildings in the northern Syrian town of Kobane.

Syrian Kurdish forces have recaptured more than a third of the villages around Kobane from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group since routing the jihadists from the town a fortnight ago, a monitor said Sunday.

“The (Kurdish) People’s Protection Units (YPG) have recaptured 128 villages out of some 350 in the past two weeks,” said Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman.
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Source News: Alarabiya
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