Activists: Kurdish Forces Advance Against IS Militants in Syria

June 13, 2015 5:02 PM

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Activists say Kurdish fighters have made advances toward an Islamic State stronghold in Syria near the Turkish border, amid intense fighting between the two sides.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday the main Syrian Kurdish fighting force (YPG), backed by rebels and coalition warplanes, advanced farther into the IS-bastion province of Raqa in northern Syria, in a bid to capture the key border town of Tal Abyad.

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