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Hundreds of Syrians return to border town from Turkey

Wednesday's return came a day after Kurdish fighters took full control of Tal Abyad, dealing a major blow to the IS group's ability to wage war in Syria.

By: Associated Press | Akcakale | Published: June 17, 2015 3:43 pm
IS, ISIS, IS , ISIS news, Turkish soldiers, turkish territory, Turkish border, Kurdish army, Kurdish soldiers, ISIS-Syria, iraq border, Turkey border, IS militants, IS army international news middle east news In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, a masked gunman, believed to be an Islamic State militant runs, as he gives orders to Syrian refugees waiting on the Syrian side .(Source: AP)

An Associated Press photographer saw women, elderly people and children carrying their belongings across the border.

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Wednesday’s return came a day after Kurdish fighters took full control of Tal Abyad, dealing a major blow to the IS group’s ability to wage war in Syria by cutting off a vital supply line to its self-proclaimed capital, Raqqa.

IS, ISIS, IS , ISIS news, Turkish soldiers, turkish territory, Turkish border, Kurdish army, Kurdish soldiers, ISIS-Syria, iraq border, Turkey border, IS militants, IS army international news middle east news people stand behind a Turkish forces armoured personnel carrier, as in the background a flag of the Islamic State group flies over town of Tal Abyad, Syria, where on the right one taken Tuesday, June 16, 2015.(Source: AP)

 

The Kurdish advance caused the displacement of about 23,000 people who fled the fighting to Turkey over the past two weeks, according to the UN refugee agency.

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