Monitor: Islamic State advances deeper into Syrian town of Kobani

By REUTERS
October 10, 2014 15:34

BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters advanced deeper into the Syrian town of Kobani on the Turkish border on Friday, taking almost complete control of an area where the local Kurdish administration is based, a group monitoring the violence reported.

"They have taken at least 40 percent (of the town)," Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said by telephone.

Islamic State fighters were now in almost complete control of the "security quarter," which is home to the administrative buildings used by the local government, he said.


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