Kurdish Fighters Gaining on IS in Northeast Syria Battles

March 14, 2015 12:48 PM

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An activist group and a Kurdish official say Kurdish fighters are making gains against the Islamic State group northeastern Syria, amid airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition.

Nasser Haj Mansour, a defense official in Syria's Kurdish region, said Saturday the fighters captured the Christian village of Tal Maghas in Hassakeh province, which had been under the control of Islamic State militants. Haj Mansour and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the ...

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