Official: Kurdish Fighters Seize Parts of IS-Held City

June 15, 2015 4:29 PM

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A spokesman for the main Syrian Kurdish militia says the Kurds have seized large parts of the strategic border town of Tal Abyad, an Islamic State group stronghold.

Redur Khalil says the group known as the YPG has entered Tal Abyad from the east and was advancing toward the west amid fierce clashes with pockets of IS resistance.

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