Kurds Nearing Key Islamic State-Held Syrian Border Town

June 14, 2015 9:46 AM

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Kurdish officials and an activist group say Syrian Kurdish fighters are just outside of a key Islamic State-held town on the Turkish border.

The advance on Tal Abyad could allow Kurds to cut off a vital route that the extremists use to bring in new foreign fighters. U.S.-led airstrikes have aided their push.

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