Kurdish forces expel ISIS, take back control of Syria's town of Kobane: Monitor

BEIRUT, June 27 (Reuters) - Kurdish YPG forces expelled Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters from Syria's Kobane on Saturday and took back full control of the town on the Turkish border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.
There were still some clashes between the YPG and the militant group to the south of the town, the Observatory's founder Rami Abdulrahman said.
ISIS has killed around 200 people in the Kobane area since launching a raid on the town early on Thursday, he added.
Overnight, the Kurdish forces and the Syrian army fought separate battles with ISIS around Hasaka city in north-east Syria as the hardline group tried to capture more areas of the major urban centre near the Iraqi border, a monitor said on Saturday
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