Syrian Kurds fighting the Islamic State group in the flashpoint town of Kobane made new gains Tuesday, expelling the jihadists from several central buildings and seizing weapons, a monitor said.

The advance came hours after the US-led coalition launched four strikes against IS positions in central Kobane, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) staged a “special operation” during which they captured six buildings used by IS, said the Britain-based group, which relies on a network of sources in Syria. […]