Villages in Tal Abyad Retaken by Kurdish Fighters
Based on the reports from the recently liberated town of Tal Abyad in Northern Syria the Syrian Kurdish forces have retaken the control of several villages and continue their advance into ISIL-held Raqqa province, PRESS TV Reports. The Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) continued their advance into the villages on the outskirts of Tal Abyad near the Turkish border, forcing the ISIL terrorists to withdraw from the area.
Redur Khalil, YPG spokesman, said the Kurdish forces are now only 50 kilometers away from the city of Raqqa, the main ISIL stronghold in Syria.
Kurdish fighters regained control of Tal Abyad on June 15. The city’s liberation dealt a heavy blow to the ISIL extremists as it cut off a major supply route for the terror group.
The Takfiri terrorists used the town near the Turkish border for illegal oil sales, and for smuggling foreign militants into Syria.