IS ‘expelled from Syria’s Kobani’

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Published: Monday 26th January 2015 by The News Editor

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Activists say Kurdish fighters have gained full control of the Syrian town of Kobani, taking it back from Islamic State militants after four months of fighting.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Kobani-based activists say the Kurdish fighters managed to push back Islamic State militants from their remaining footholds in the eastern parts of the town.

By evening, the Kurdish fighters were celebrating and gunfire echoed across the town.

The victory marked a major loss for Islamic State extremists whose hopes for an easy victory when they pushed into Kobani last year instead dissolved into a bloody, costly and months-long siege.

Published: Monday 26th January 2015 by The News Editor

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