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Kurdish fighter besiege IS militants in multiple areas of northern Syrian town of Kobani

  • Turkish soldiers stand as smoke billows from the Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab or Kobani following the attacks by IS militants as seen from the Turkish side of the border in Suruc, Turkey, Thursday, June 25, 2015. Islamic State militants launched two major attacks in northern Syria on Thursday, storming government-held areas in the mostly Kurdish city of Hassakeh and pushing into Kobani — the Syrian Kurdish border town they were expelled from early this year — where they set off three cars bombs, killing and wounding dozens, activists and officials said.(AP Photo)

    Turkish soldiers stand as smoke billows from the Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab or Kobani following the attacks by IS militants as seen from the Turkish side of the border in Suruc, Turkey, Thursday, June 25, 2015. Islamic State militants launched two major attacks in northern Syria on Thursday, storming government-held areas in the mostly Kurdish city of Hassakeh and pushing into Kobani — the Syrian Kurdish border town they were expelled from early this year — where they set off three cars bombs, killing and wounding dozens, activists and officials said.(AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Family members of a wounded person from the Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab or Kobani wait outside a hospital in the border town of Suruc, Turkey, Thursday, June 25, 2015. Islamic State militants launched two major attacks in northern Syria on Thursday, storming government-held areas in the mostly Kurdish city of Hassakeh and pushing into Kobani — the Syrian Kurdish border town they were expelled from early this year — where they set off three cars bombs, killing and wounding dozens, activists and officials said.(AP Photo)

    Family members of a wounded person from the Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab or Kobani wait outside a hospital in the border town of Suruc, Turkey, Thursday, June 25, 2015. Islamic State militants launched two major attacks in northern Syria on Thursday, storming government-held areas in the mostly Kurdish city of Hassakeh and pushing into Kobani — the Syrian Kurdish border town they were expelled from early this year — where they set off three cars bombs, killing and wounding dozens, activists and officials said.(AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Turkish medics carry a wounded person arrived from the Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab or Kobani following the attacks by IS militants, on the Turkish side of the border in Suruc, Turkey, Thursday, June 25, 2015. Islamic State militants launched two major attacks in northern Syria on Thursday, storming government-held areas in the mostly Kurdish city of Hassakeh and pushing into Kobani — the Syrian Kurdish border town they were expelled from early this year — where they set off three cars bombs, killing and wounding dozens, activists and officials said.(AP Photo)

    Turkish medics carry a wounded person arrived from the Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab or Kobani following the attacks by IS militants, on the Turkish side of the border in Suruc, Turkey, Thursday, June 25, 2015. Islamic State militants launched two major attacks in northern Syria on Thursday, storming government-held areas in the mostly Kurdish city of Hassakeh and pushing into Kobani — the Syrian Kurdish border town they were expelled from early this year — where they set off three cars bombs, killing and wounding dozens, activists and officials said.(AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Activists say Kurdish fighters have besieged Islamic State members who have entered the northern Syrian town of Kobani, adding that two days of fighting have left more than 100 dead.

Kobani-based Kurdish activist Mustafa Bali says small groups of jihadis are still in the town and have taken civilians as hostages.

He added that Kurdish fighters are now besieging three locations where IS fighters took up positions.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday that the attack on Kobani and its suburbs left 120 civilians dead.

Bali said more than 100 civilians were killed in Kobani as well as 40 IS fighters whose bodies are still in the streets.

Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey had become a symbol of Kurdish resistance against the Islamic State extremists.