Syria crisis: ISIS re-enters Kobane, seizes parts of Hasaka

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Damascus, June 25: A number of people were killed in fierce clashes in the Syrian town of Kobane after Islamic State (ISIS) militants re-enter the northern Syrian town, media reported.

Kobane was seized by the Kurdish forces early this year after a prolonged campaign backed by US-led air strikes.
ISIS has suffered a string of defeats to Kurdish forces since it was forced to withdraw from Kobane in January after a four-month battle.

ISIS re-enters Kobane in Syria

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring organization, ISIS militants seized parts of the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka from government control in fighting overnight. However this development has been denied by the Syrian military source.

However this development has been denied by the Syrian military source.

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The city of Hasaka is divided into zones controlled separately by the Damascus government and a Kurdish administration whose well-organized militia has been on the offensive against ISIS, making significant gains against the group in its stronghold of Raqqa province.

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