Kurdish fighters have seized the security and government district of Syria’s Kobane from the Islamic State jihadist group and now control 80 percent of the border town, a monitoring group said Monday.

“The People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighting the jihadists (ISIS) for nearly four months have full control of the security district,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Britain-based group said Kurdish fighters had seized control of the area after fierce clashes since Sunday night. […]