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Syria fighting kills 132 ISIS fighters: monitor

ISIS militants fought with Saturday with Kurdish militias in the Syrian province of Hasaka

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At least 132 fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been killed since Saturday in fighting with Kurdish militia supported by U.S.-backed air strikes in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasaka, a group monitoring the conflict said.

The Kurdish YPG forces which drove ISIS from Kobane last month with the help of U.S.-led air strikes had seized 70 villages in the offensive, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported overnight.

The northeastern corner of Syria is strategically important in the battle against ISIS because it borders territory controlled by the group in Iraq.