Islamic State attacks Kurdish-held town on Turkish border




 
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February 27th, 2016  
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Topic: Islamic State attacks Kurdish-held town on Turkish border


By Mariam Karouny and Seyhmus Cakan BEIRUT/DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Islamic State militants launched an assault on a Kurdish-controlled town on Syria's border with Turkey on Saturday, prompting air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition to try to drive them back. The hardline Sunni fighters attacked Tel Abyad, which is controlled by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, and the nearby town of Suluk in the early hours of Saturday, YPG spokesman Redur Xelil and Turkish security sources told Reuters. Coalition war planes carried out 10 air strikes to try to repel the assault, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.




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