Syrian Kurds see Islamic State threat to city in northeast

April 21, 2015 1:28 PM

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Syrian Kurds see Islamic State threat to city in northeast

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State is preparing for a possible attack on a city in northeastern Syria near the border with Iraq where it remains a big threat despite recent setbacks, a Kurdish official told Reuters on Tuesday.

Hasaka province in northeastern Syria is strategically important for all sides and abuts Islamic State-held territory in Iraq, where the group is back on the offensive after losing the city of Tikrit at the start of the month.

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