Less than two weeks from being forced to flee the town, the Islamic State’s fighters drove out the Kurdish militia (YPG) from Ayn Issa in northern Syria.
Local sources reported earlier that ISIS attacked YPG positions in huge numbers, forcing the western-backed militia to retreat.
Two days earlier, ISIS lost dozens of its fighters when the US-led coalition airstrikes pounded the group’s staging points in Al-Raqqa.
The Kurdish militia, aided by the US-led coalition airstrikes and smaller rebel group, took over Ayn Issa in the 23rd of May.
Ayn Issa, once a stronghold for the Syrian Army, is located nearly 50 km from ISIS’ de facto capital of Al-Raqqa.