Turks open border crossing with Syria, hundreds of Syrian refugees return to reclaimed town

June 22, 2015 10:15 AM

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ISTANBUL – Hundreds of refugees are returning to the Syrian town of Tal Abyad after Turkey reopened a nearby border crossing.

Tal Abyad was captured by Kurdish forces last week from the Islamic State group, dealing a major blow to the extremists' ability to wage war in Syria by cutting off a vital supply line to the group's self-proclaimed capital, Raqqa.

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