Syrian government, Kurds attacked in fresh ISIS asault

June 25, 2015 12:03 PM

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Syrian government, Kurds attacked in fresh ISIS asault

Islamic State fighters launched simultaneous attacks against the Syrian government and Kurdish militia overnight, moving back onto the offensive after losing ground in recent days to Kurdish-led forces near the capital of their "caliphate".

After recent losses to the Kurds backed by U.S.-led air strikes, Islamic State sought to retake the initiative with incursions into the Kurdish-held town of Kobani at the Turkish border and government-held areas of Hasaka city in the northeast.

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