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Syria Kurds regain control of Tal Abyad in Syria’s Raqqa

1 July 2015 12:47



Syrian Kurdish fighters have regained full control of the northern Syrian border town of Tal Abyad in Raqqa Province from ISIL Takfiri militants.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday that the ISIL Takfiri group had launched an attack on the town, on the border with Turkey, on Tuesday.

The Takfiri militants managed to seize the Mashur al-Fawqani district of the strategic border town, the UK-based group said.

“Kurdish fighters expelled IS (ISIL) from the Mashur al-Fawqani district that they had captured yesterday (Tuesday),” said Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Britain-based group.

He further noted that at least three fighters of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and four members of the Takfiri group were killed in clashes on Wednesday.

On June 15, the Kurdish fighters had managed to retake full control of the town.

Its 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.

Since liberating the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani, also known as Ain al-Arab, in January, the YPG forces have made several territorial gains against ISIL Takfiris.

Kurdish forces say they have intensified efforts to flush out the militants from the troubled region in recent months.

ISIL militants control parts of Syria and Iraq, and have been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all ethnic and religious communities.

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