Qaeda rebels seize 120 Syrian Kurds near Turkish border: watchdog




 
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Qaeda rebels seize 120 Syrian Kurds near Turkish border: watchdog
 
December 13th, 2013  
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Qaeda rebels seize 120 Syrian Kurds near Turkish border: watchdog
Islamist rebels linked to al Qaeda kidnapped at least 120 Kurdish civilians on Friday from a village near the Turkish border in Aleppo province, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters entered Ihras, 20 km (12 miles) south of the border town of Azaz, and took the captives, including at least six women, to an unknown location. The British-based Observatory, which has a network of sources across Syria, cited Arab and Kurdish sources in and around Ihras. Control over Syria's northeast, where Kurds predominate, has swung back and forth between them and Islamists, who strongly oppose what they suspect are Kurdish plans to secede.

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