The Kurdish militia in northern Syria, the YPG, has reportedly captured a strategic town from ISIL militants after weeks of fighting.
Point of view
They can no longer fight back. They leave dead bodies. Some of them leave their weapons and run away
Sarrin has been a launchpad for ISIL for months and its capture will cut off a major supply line for the Islamist militants between the cities of Aleppo and Raqqa.
“We are coming to the end,” a Kurdish fighter told reporters.
“They can no longer fight back. They leave dead bodies. Some of them leave their weapons and run away. We have achieved our goal.”
US airstrikes are reported to have helped the Kurdish fighters in the battle for Sarrin.
The YPG has made significant gains against ISIL in Raqqa province, seizing two towns since June.