Islamic State captures district in Syrian border town

Islamic State fighters stormed the Syrian town of Tel Abyad on the Turkish border on Tuesday and captured a neighbourhood from Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. There were heavy clashes around the town, which serves as a border crossing, earlier on Tuesday. Islamic State is back on the offensive in Syria after two weeks of reverses at the hands of Kurdish-led forces supported by U.S-led air strikes. The Kurds have self-rule in parts of northern Syria and have fought intense battles against Islamic State.



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