Kurdish forces seize most of Islamic State-controlled border town

16 Jun, 2015 12:32 am

AMMAN – The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, aided by US-led air strikes, have seized most of the town of Tel Abyad, pushing Islamic State fighters who had controlled the town back towards their de facto capital in Raqqa, a monitoring group said on Monday.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks violence across the country, said a handful of Islamic State militants and their Arab tribal allies remained in a few pockets inside the strategic town on the Turkish border. –Reuters





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