Syria fighting kills 132 ISIS fighters: monitor

Syrian Kurdish militia members of YPG make V-sign next to poster of Abdullah Ocalan, jailed Kurdish rebel leader, and a Turkish army tank in the background in Esme village in Aleppo province, Syria, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP)

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.


Infographic: Syria fighting kills ISIS fighters


Last Update: 12:49 KSA 15:49 - GMT 12:49