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Kurdish Fighters Expel IS From Kobani

Kurdish forces drove Islamic State militants out of Kobani two days after they reentered the city on June 25, according to a monitoring group and activists.

Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on June 27 that the attack by IS militants has left at least 174 civilians dead, 148 of them in Kobani on the Turkish border.

At least 16 Kurdish fighters lost their lives and 54 militants were killed.

The Syrian Army and the Kurdish forces also fought separate battles against Islamic State militants around Syria’s Hasakeh city overnight, according to the monitoring group.

IS militants launched an offensive on the government-held areas of Hasakeh early on June 25.

The monitoring group said on June 27 that Kurdish forces fought Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Ghwyran neighborhood in Hasakeh, in northeastern Syria.

Hasakeh is divided between government forces and Kurdish fighters.

The UN has said that since the attack on Hasakeh, an estimated 120,000 people are believed to have been displaced.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP