Islamic State fighters have been driven out of Assyrian Christian villages in Syria that they seized in February, activists say.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Kurdish fighters had retaken the villages along the Khabur river in north-eastern Syria.
But some reports say Syrian government forces drove the IS fighters out.
Also on Wednesday it was reported that two of the hostages seized from the villages by IS had been freed.
The two elderly women arrived in the provincial capital of Hassakeh on Tuesday, activists said.
About 200 people from the villages are thought to still be in IS captivity.
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