Kurdish forces have taken full control of Kobane, three days after Islamic State (Isil) militants launched one of their deadliest massacres of the Syrian civil war.
At least 200 civilians were killed in the attack, which also resulted in the deaths of 16 Kurdish fighters and 54 jihadists.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, confirmed that YGP units had captured positions held by Isil since Thursday’s bloody assault on the city. Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Observatory, said the death toll was still mounting as Kurdish forces discovered more bodies. His group described Thursday’s attack as Isil’s second largest massacre of Syria’s four year-long war.