Terrorist ISIL Admits Losing Tal Abyad
The people of Reqqa city said that they have heard ISIL militants acknowledging defeat in Tal Abyad, the Arabic-language service of Kurdish Rudaw news website reported on Tuesday.
The Kurdish website noted that sporadic clashes still continue in some villages in the Western parts of Tal Abyad and Eastern Kobani.
Earlier today, the Kurdish fighters gained full control over Tal Abyad after inflicting heavy casualties on the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
According to reports, the Syrian Kurds made huge gains in their fight against the ISIL terrorists in Northern border areas and established full control over Tal Abyad.
The reports added a few pockets of the terrorists are still holed up in the district and that the Kurdish forces are carrying out clean-up operations to purge the area from the remnants of the militants.
More than 40 ISIL terrorists lost their lives in the operation.
The latest developments came after the Kurdish forces fully surrounded the strategic town after seizing a border post and cutting a major road linking Tal Abyad to Raqqa, which is currently under ISIL control and serves as its de facto capital.
The seizure of Al Abyad came after the Kurdish forces seized back another important town named Suluk from the ISIL Control on Monday.
Yesterday, the YPG forces seized back the Suluk town from the ISIL control.
The YPG has made a determined push into Reqqa province from neighboring Hasaka where it has driven ISIL from wide areas of territory since early May.
On Sunday, a YPG statement said that its fighters had encircled Suluk.
It said that the ISIL terrorists had lost control over Suluk and Kurdish forces were advancing toward Tal Abyad.
It also said the road linking Tal Abyad with Reqqa was under YPG control.
The loss of Suluk and Tal Abyad is a major blow to the ISIL group.
The border towns are major avenues for commerce for the extremist group — through which it smuggles in foreign fighters and sells black-market oil. The city is also a key link between Turkey and the Northern Syrian city of Reqqa, the de-facto capital of the ISIL group’s self-declared caliphate.