Kurdish Fighters Seize Full Control of IS Border Stronghold

June 16, 2015 9:26 AM

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A Kurdish commander and activists say Kurdish fighters are now in full control of Tal Abyad, dealing a major blow to the Islamic State group which has been entrenched there for over a year.

Haqi Kobane tells The Associated Press that Kurdish units were starting to clean up the town along the border with Turkey from booby traps and mines planted by the extremists before they left.

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