Kurdish fighters have expelled Daesh (ISIS) from inside the Syrian border town of Kobane.
This is a huge physical and symbolic blow to Daesh’s ambitions.
Some Daesh forces reportedly remain in the Maqtala district, on the eastern outskirts of the town.
Daesh is said to have lost more than 1,000 fighters since it began its advance on the town on 16 September 2014 in an attempt to control the border between Syria and Turkey. At one point the group had taken over most of the city.
Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), later reinforced by the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga, slowly