The Kurdish-run Hawar news agency said some 180 civilians were able to flee areas controlled by IS while the Observatory put the number in the hundreds.
A young model killed in a fiery car crash last weekend had recently begun dating the younger of two brothers who died alongside her, a family member has revealed.
Dozens of runaway brides are reportedly now being held in a jail with their children at a refugee camp 30 miles north of the ISIS 'capital' Raqqa, in Syria.
His brother Jeff (left) and mate Joe Bagala went to collect them Relative Fadi Nasr spoke to the mourners on behalf of his family, remembering his two younger brothers as 'shining angels taken too soon'.'Jeff and Steve were both wonderful men who lived life to fullest and always brought joy and laughter,' he said.'Jeff was the golden child and he always made the most of it with our mother, who would prepare a special plate of food just for him.''Steve he had a nickname for everyone, he was such a caring person with a heart of gold.'He was always joking and playing tricks on people, especially when his Dragons beat dad's Bulldogs.'Having lost her husband just a few years earlier, family members said the boys mother wanted the day to be like the wedding they never had.
Bree Keller died in the early hours of last Saturday, when the 0,000 supercar she was riding in with Jeff and Steve Nasr, and their friend Joe Bagala, crashed at speed.
The 22-year-old model from Sydney's northern beaches had spent the night partying with Steve, 31, before his older brother Jeff, 39, picked them up shortly before 3am.
But she said her new husband has ended up in jail in the town of Kobani - and is fearful she will not see him again. Because I can't kill myself, because this is suicide.'She added that other women in Raqqa had been left shocked after being divorced by foreign ISIS fighters only 'three to four days or one month' after marrying.
Fresh details of life under ISIS rule come as it emerged that US-backed Syrian fighters have clashed with the militants in the heart of Raqqa.