Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants overran the headquarters of Kurdish forces defending the battleground Syrian border town of Kobane on Oct. 10, a monitoring group said.

“The jihadists have taken control of the headquarters building,” used by the Kurdish military and civilian authorities, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Fierce fighting had raged for the complex throughout the morning after ISIL militants captured part of it used by the Kurds’ asayesh internal security force on Oct. 9. […]