Militants from the group calling itself Islamic State (ISIL) raised their flag on a building on the outskirts of the Syrian border town of Kobani.
Intense fighting has been raging between Kurdish and ISIL fighters who have battled to control the predominately Kurdish town for almost three weeks.
“ISIL have only planted a flag on one building on the eastern side of town,” said Ismail Eskin, a journalist in the town. “That is not inside the city, it’s on the eastern side. They are not inside the city. Intense clashes are continuing.”
Turkey meanwhile has beefed up its military presence along the volatile frontier with Syria.