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Kurdish Advances Reported In Syrian Town Of Kobani

Kurdish fighters have reportedly made new gains in the Syrian town of Kobani, expelling Islamic State (IS) militants from six buildings.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Kurds also seized on November 18 “a large amount of weapons and ammunition,” including rocket-propelled grenade launchers, guns, and machine gun ammunition.

The group said 13 IS fighters were killed in the assault.

It added that the advance came hours after the U.S.-led coalition launched four air strikes against IS positions in Kobani, which lies on the border with Turkey.

Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Observatory, estimated the IS militants control more than 50 percent of the border town.

The extremist group has seized large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq.

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters