Kurdish fighters in the Syrian city of Kobane, aided by US-led airstrikes, have apparently forced the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to retreat from a strategic hilltop as the battle over the city continues.

Washington says days of heavy bombing by a US-led coalition has killed hundreds ISIL fighters in the area, which borders Turkey.

Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from they Turkey-Syria border.

Source: Al Jazeera