Islamic State attacks YPG-held town at Turkish border

February 27, 2016 11:34 AM

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BEIRUT Islamic State fighters attacked the town of Tel Abyad controlled by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia at the Turkish border as well as the nearby town of Suluk on Saturday, YPG spokesman Redur Xelil told Reuters.

The YPG and Syrian Kurdish internal security forces were able to "crush this attack and encircle the attackers," Xelil said. "The attackers were eliminated," he added. He gave no casualty toll.

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